Curriculum and Rotations
The UT OMS program curriculum has been developed to relate basic science principles to clinical application through the mechanism of rotation with other disciplines, regularly scheduled seminars, grand rounds, and conferences. This 4-year residency schedule is designed to progressively increase the resident's clinical involvement from simple to complex surgical procedures. Listed below is an example of the residency rotation schedule, the conference and seminar agenda, and the additional first year curriculum.
- July: OMS Service
- August-October: Internal Medicine/ICU
- November-December: OMS Service/Cardiology
- January-March: General Anesthesia
- April-June: OMS Service
- July-August: General Anesthesia/Pediatric Anesthesia
- September: Research/Pathology
- October-December: OMS Service
- January-March: General Surgery/Trauma
- April-June: OMS service
- July-Sept: OMS
- Oct: Oncological Surgery
- Nov: Otolaryngology
- Dec: Research
- Jan-Mar: OMS service
- Apr: Occuloplastic Surgery
- May: Plastic Surgery
- June: OMS service
- 12 Months OMS
Conferences and Seminars
This biweekly conference series allows the residents to make presentations on various academic topics and formal case presentations of interesting patients being treated on the service.
This triweekly conference series is dedicated to the review and discussion of current patient cases with emphasis in mortality and morbidity review.
Literature Review Seminar
A two hour seminar held monthly, in which articles from the current literature are reviewed. Experience in evaluation of written material and verbal presentation before a group is the purpose of this seminar.
Oral Pathology Conference
This biweekly conference is designed to familiarize the resident with information and knowledge within the scope of OMS presented in lecture and CPC format.
Orthognathic Case Conference
This is a monthly conference held in conjunction with the Department of Orthodontics involving joint surgical-orthodontic cases.
Implant Seminar (January-June)
A multidisciplinary lecture series presented by guest lecturers, attendings, and residents of the OMS, prosthodontic, and periodontic programs focusing on the various aspects of dental implants and their placement, soft and hard tissue augmentation, restoration, and potential complications.
First Year Curriculum
Head and Neck Anatomy
An intense study of gross structures of the head and neck by systematic dissection supplemented by UT medical school lectures and demonstrations oriented toward practical surgical applications.
This comprehensive week long course is provided by the University of Tennessee Internal Medicine Department four first year residents every July. Lecture, demonstration, and clinical participation are used to familiarize the student with patient evaluation and techniques of physical examination.
Technological proficiency and interpretation of extra-oral radiographic procedures of the head and its temporomandibular joint as they relate to oral surgery are the goals of this course. Special intra-oral techniques are also presented. Radiologist directed study, slides, and lecture format with actual resident participation are utilized.