University of Nebraska Medical Center

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Our residency program is a fully-integrated 72-month medical degree/oral and maxillofacial surgery program, affiliated with the UNMC College of Medicine. It is tied as the oldest integrated program in the country, starting in 1971. The residency is not directly associated with a dental school, which provides the distinct advantage of establishing more opportunities for major surgery and interaction with surgical colleagues.

The residency program has a rich history of furthering the scope and training of its residents and providing the highest quality of patient care. Supported by full-time attending faculty with additional affiliated faculty surgeons, the program prepares residents in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and with the skills requisite to enter into fellowship, academic or private practice positions.

Two residents are accepted annually. They will complete their clinical experience through our primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, as well as Boys Town National Research Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Creighton University and the Omaha VA Medical Center. There is a comprehensive didactic curriculum consisting of weekly seminars and grand rounds, clinical pathologic conferences, morbidity and mortality reviews, case reviews, oral pathology seminars, implant conference and journal club.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide a well-rounded and balanced clinical residency program covering the full expanded-scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Ensure that residents have a solid foundation in patient medical and surgical evaluation and management.
  • Combine oral and maxillofacial surgery training with a formalized medical curriculum through the UNMC College of Medicine, leading to a medical degree.
  • Incorporate one year of General Surgery training and rotations on surgical specialties to enhance surgical exposure and training.

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The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery appreciates your continued support in providing the highest caliber of surgical care, training, research, and education. Your donation, through the University of Nebraska Foundation, is a meaningful way to impact patient care and training for years to come.