Residents have four months of rotations divided between Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Head and Neck Oncology, Psychiatry, and Radiology.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Residents have the opportunity to work with OMFS attending staff to provide surgical care for the JFK Clinic patients. Residents learn a variety of surgical procedures from simple to surgical extractions and pre-prosthetic surgery. Many of these procedures are done under I.V. sedation so residents also learn to administer I.V. medications and monitor the patient appropriately. Residents also have the opportunity to participate with OMFS attendings during rounds, office hours, emergency room, and operating room cases.
For four weeks residents will spend the Anesthesia rotation learning pre-op evaluation, medical risk assessment, intubation, airway management, starting IVs, and post-op management of patients undergoing general anesthesia.
For four weeks residents will be assigned to the Medicine rotation learning history and physical examination/assessment, diagnostic lab studies and interpretation, and medical emergency management.
Head and Neck Oncology
Residents spend four weeks working in both the operating room and office setting. Additional patient care opportunities include working with the radiation oncology team and staff at the Hyperbaric Wound Center. Monthly participation with the Head and Neck Tumor Conference allows the Resident to interact with a muti-specialty approach to complex issues facing these patients.
Residents will spend two to three weeks with the Psychiatry staff along with an interdisciplinary team consisting of nurses, social workers, pastoral care, physical and occupational therapists as well as other physicians as they interact with patients and family members to develop care plans and implement treatment. They will learn a system based practice approach to care involving a team of physicians. There will be didactic sessions with multiple psychiatric physicians throughout this rotation to increase their medical knowledge of this discipline. The resident will research a psychiatric topic and make a presentation towards the end of this rotation.
Residents will spend one to two weeks with the Radiology staff, as well as other physicians as they interact with patients and family members to develop care plans and implement treatment. The resident will learn how the radiology department is ran in a major metropolitan hospital and increase their knowledge of radiology in general and as it relates to dentistry.