The Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency program at VCU Medical Center is designed to train superior oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are capable of practicing the wide scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery in a comprehensive, ethical, compassionate, and knowledgeable manner. The educational experience is progressive, offering increasing responsibilities as residents proceed through the program and offers an environment of collegial and lifelong learning.

The program is designed to provide the residents with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. All residents should be extremely well prepared for careers in clinical practice, both in academic and private practice settings.

Didactic curriculum

The education and training of the Virginia Commonwealth University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery postgraduate program is built on the basis of a strong didactic curriculum and several structured clinical activities that enhance the resident's experience and training.

  • Monday afternoon weekly topic conference
  • Wednesday morning biweekly combined orthognathic conference
  • Wednesday morning biweekly implant conference
  • Wednesday afternoon surgical grand rounds
  • Thursday weekly afternoon preoperative and postoperative case review
  • Friday morning biweekly pathology seminar
  • Planning conference
  • Monthly afternoon journal club
  • Monthly interdepartmental conference (PERIO, ENDO, AEGD, and ENT)
  • Monthly interdepartmental Trauma Conference (Plastic Surgery and ENT)

Clinic experience