Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Year 1 OMS 12 months
Year 2 OMS 1 month
Second Year Medical School 11 months
USMLE Step 1
Year 3 Third Year Medical School 12 months
Year 4 Fourth Year Medical School 3 months
Anesthesia^* 5 months
OMS 4 months
USMLE Step 2 and Medical School Graduation
Year 5 General Surgery 3 months
Pediatric Neurosurgery 1 month
OMS 8 months
USMLE Step 3
Year 6 OMS 12 months
^ Anesthesia rotation is at the resident level.
* Two years of post-graduate training certificate towards medical licensure and in-state medical school tuition.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop and train the highest quality oral and maxillofacial surgeons who will contribute to the greater good of society and go on to become the next generation of experts in the field through leadership, innovation and research.

Program Aims

Our program aims to provide the highest level of post-graduate education in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including subspecialties of pediatric craniofacial surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Upon completion of a residency training program at our institution, resident surgeons will:

  • Have the training and knowledge to successfully practice oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Be eligible to fully prepare and successfully complete the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery examinations
  • Evaluate and manage patients with a broad range of surgical problems from the pre- to post-operative phases of treatment
  • Become leaders in both academia and/or private practice through professionalism, life-long learning, interpersonal and communication skills and patient safety and advocacy

Goals and Objectives

To provide high quality postgraduate education leading to board certification in maxillofacial surgery and to accomplish this in an environment that provides the intellectual and emotional support necessary to become a skilled and effective surgeon. By the completion of the program the resident should:

  • Be capable of evaluating and managing patients with a broad range of surgical problems from the preoperative through postoperative phases of illness
  • Have a basic understanding of the pathophysiology and natural history of surgical disease states and familiarity with basic operating room procedure
  • Be adept at managing surgical patients and teaching the principles of patient management to junior residents and students
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of surgical disease and an appropriate application of this knowledge to the clinical situation
  • Achieve a working knowledge of other surgical subspecialties and an ability to supervise and direct management of critically ill or injured patients
  • Be familiar with current surgical literature
  • Demonstrate technical skill, clinical judgment and a firm grasp of surgical knowledge deemed appropriate for the independent practice of maxillofacial surgery
  • Have the level of knowledge and technical skills necessary to successfully pass the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery examination


The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery is active in and supportive of resident research. All residents will participate in at least one research project, either of a clinical or laboratory bench nature. The opportunities available in Jacksonville are so varied that almost any research interest can be pursued. The research elective is supported by federal, state and private funds.