Residents are given the opportunity to attend conferences including: Dental Implant Conference in Chicago, an advanced craniomaxillofacial trauma course, and oral and maxillofacial surgery review course, and the Annual AAOMS Meeting.
Resident clinical experience at Carle is exceptional. During the first and fourth year of the program, residents are assigned to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service. The second year, residents spend two months on Internal Medicine, two months on General Surgery, one month on Otolaryngology/ENT, one month on ICU, two weeks on Quality and Patient Safety, and one month on Plastic Surgery. The remainder of the year is spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service. In the third year, residents spend two months on Trauma and Critical Care, two weeks on Ophthalmology, and two weeks on Neurosurgery, as well as off service surgical experience with ENT, Plastic Surgery, and Neurosurgery. The remainder of the year is spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service.