McGILL UNIVERSITY            FACULTY OF DENTISTRYM.Sc. Graduate Program in Dental Sciences,  (option Oral and Maxillofacia...
General InformationMcGill University, through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Faculty of Dentistry a...
First Year        Courses:        Introduction to Clinical Medicine        OMF Surgery I Seminars        OMF Surgery I Cli...
During the clinical portion of this year, the resident will begin to assume responsibility for the overall care of all in-...
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  1. 1. McGILL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRYM.Sc. Graduate Program in Dental Sciences, (option Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 3640 University Street Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B2 Canada Tel: (514) 398-7227 Fax: (514) 398-8900 Website: www.mcgill.ca/dentistry E-mail: grad.dentistry@mcgill.ca Internet Online Applications: www.mcgill.ca/applying
  2. 2. General InformationMcGill University, through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Faculty of Dentistry and its affiliatedhospitals, offers a program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The program commences on the first of July of each yearand is of four years duration. The deadline for submission of applications is September 15 of the preceding year. Onecandidate is selected per year.Candidates for this program must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree or their equivalent and be acceptable to the Ordredes dentistes du Québec as a training candidate at this University.Upon completion of the program and submission of an acceptable thesis, McGill University will award a Master ofScience degree.PurposeThe program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is designed to provide candidates with a comprehensive background forthe practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery as a speciality, as well as prepare them for examinations by the RoyalCollege of Dentists in Canada and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.Out-Patient ExperienceClinics for out-patient surgery are located in the Departments of Dentistry at the Montreal General Hospital and the RoyalVictoria Hospital. Diagnostic services and oral surgical procedures for patients not requiring hospitalization will beperformed in these clinical areas under local anaesthesia, with or without sedation. There are also hospital ambulatorysurgical units for treatment of patients requiring general anaesthesia, as well as for local anaesthetic procedures, whichrequire a more extensive operating room facility.In-Patient ExperienceThe Montreal General Hospital is the principal hospital utilized in the training program. The Montreal Children’s Hospitaland the Royal Victoria Hospital are also utilized. Patients requiring hospitalization for oral and maxillofacial proceduresmay be admitted to any one of these hospitals where they can be treated by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service.The residents under the supervision of the attending staff carry out in-patient histories and patient management. Allmembers of the attending staff of these oral surgery services are affiliated with McGill University.Course of StudyAll residents must have successfully completed an accredited course in Advanced Cardiac Life Support prior tocommencing the program on July 1st of the first year. Residents must complete the courses outlined below for each of thefour years of the program. Exemptions may be allowed for courses only with permission of the director of the program.Upon completion of the required curriculum, the student must submit a thesis on an approved research subject. 2
  3. 3. First Year Courses: Introduction to Clinical Medicine OMF Surgery I Seminars OMF Surgery I Clinical Anatomy/Surgical Anatomy for OMF SurgeonsThe first-year resident will be required to complete courses of study in Gross Anatomy, surgical Anatomy and PhysicalDiagnosis. The resident will also attend department lectures, seminars and journal club. The resident will performdiagnostic and surgical procedures in the out-patient department. He/she will also be responsible for admission anddiagnostic work-up of in-patients and be permitted to operate in selected instances. He/she will be on-call on a rotationalbasis. He/she will be required to identify a thesis project supervisor and a research topic before the end of the first year.Second Year Courses: Anaesthesia for OMF surgery General Surgery for OMF Surgical Intensive Care in OMF Surgery Emergency Internal Medicine for OMF Surgeons Pathology for OMF SurgeonsThe second year of the program consists primarily of off-service rotations. These rotations consist of Anaesthesia (4months), General Surgery (2 months), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (1 month), Internal Medicine (2 months), OralPathology (1 month), and Emergency (1 month).While on rotation to these other services, the resident will be assigned to night and weekend duty rosters on a rotationalbasis with other residents of the respective services.The resident will also be required to complete a course in Advanced Trauma Life Support. The resident will be required tocomplete the literature review and development of the protocol for the research project, by the end of the second year.Third Year Courses: OMF Surgery II Seminars OMF Surgery II Clinical Research and M.Sc. ThesisThe third year of the program is divided between research and clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery. 3
  4. 4. During the clinical portion of this year, the resident will begin to assume responsibility for the overall care of all in-patients and out-patients, He/she will be given the opportunity for greater clinical and operating room experience and willbe permitted to perform more complex oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures.A portion of the six moths of the program allocated for research will be scheduled during the third year. The balance willbe scheduled in the fourth year.During both phases of the third year, the resident will be required to attend departmental lectures, seminars, and journalclub, and will participate with the attending staff in the organization of teaching sessions. He/she will be responsible forthe organization and assignment of clinical and on-call duties for all residents and dental students on the oral andmaxillofacial surgical service.Fourth Year Courses: OMF Surgery III OMF Surgery III Clinical Surgical Elective for OMF SurgeryThe fourth year of the program is allocated in the following manner: Surgical Elective 4 months Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Research M.Sc. Thesis 8 monthsDuring the period in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the resident will assume overall responsibility for the care of all in-patients and out-patients. He/she will be expected to perform a sufficient number and variety of complex oral andmaxillofacial procedures in order to become proficient in all phases of the discipline.He/she will be required to attend departmental lectures, seminars, and journal club. The research project and a thesis readyfor submission will be completed by the end of the fourth year. 4
  5. 5. Course Descriptions Course Description StaffOral and Maxillofacial Surgery I Lectures and seminars presented on a weekly basis Staff, Division of Oral andSeminars on topics pertinent to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Maxillofacial SurgeryOral and Maxillofacial Surgery I Clinical experience in the management of oral and Staff, Division of Oral andClinical maxillofacial surgical patients. Maxillofacial SurgeryAnatomy/Surgical Anatomy for Oral A review of head and neck anatomy including Dr. P. Ayoub, Faculty ofand Maxillofacial Surgeons detailed dissections emphasizing anatomy as it Dentistry relates to surgical procedures. Dr. T.W. Head, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryIntroduction to Clinical Medicine A one-month clinical and didactic course with the Dr. P. McLeod and staff(ICM-A, ICM-B) Faculty of Medicine. This course covers the methods of physical examination and diagnostic procedures.Anaesthesia for Oral and Didactic and clinical training in adult and paediatric Dr. M. English and staff,Maxillofacial Surgery general anaesthesia (a three-month rotation at the Montreal General Hospital Montreal General Hospital and a one-month rotation Dr. J. Desparnet and staff, at the Montreal Children’s Hospital). Montreal Children’s HospitalGeneral Surgery for Oral and Two-month rotation on a general surgery service to Dr. Roger Tabah and staff,Maxillofacial Surgeons provide training in the basic principles of the Montreal General Hospital management of the surgical patient as well as exposure to head and neck oncology surgery.Surgical Intensive Care in Oral and One-month rotations in a surgical intensive care unit Dr. A Gursahaney and staff,Maxillofacial Surgery to gain experience in the post-operative management Montreal General Hospital of the critically-ill surgical patient.Emergency One-month rotations through the Emergency room of Dr. R. Primavesi and staff, a tertiary care hospital to gain experience in the Montreal General Hospital assessment and management of patients presenting to that unit.Internal Medicine for Oral and Two-month rotation through a Medical Clinical Dr. S. Morin and staff, MontrealMaxillofacial Surgeons Teaching Unit to gain experience in the assessment General Hospital and management of patients with medical problems.Pathology for Oral and Maxillofacial One-month rotation in the Department of Pathology, Dr. P. Chauvin and staff,Surgeons Montreal General Hospital, to gain experience in the Montreal General Hospital microscopic diagnosis of pathological conditions relating to the oral and maxillofacial region.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II Lectures and seminars presented on a weekly basis Staff, Division of Oral andSeminars on topics pertinent to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Maxillofacial SurgeryOral and Maxillofacial Surgery II Clinical experience in the management of oral and Staff, Division of Oral andClinical maxillofacial surgical patients. Maxillofacial SurgeryM.Sc. Thesis The student conducts a research study in an approved subject area under the guidance of a designated supervisor and submits a thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.Sc. degreeOral and Maxillofacial Surgery III Lectures and seminars presented on a weekly basis Staff, Division of Oral andSeminars on topics pertinent to oral and maxillofacial surgery Maxillofacial SurgeryOral and Maxillofacial Surgery III Clinical experience in the management of oral and Staff, Division of Oral andClinical maxillofacial surgical patients. Maxillofacial SurgerySurgical Elective for Oral and A four-month rotation through a surgical specialtyMaxillofacial Surgery selected in consultation with the Program Director.StaffAssociate Professor Dr. Timothy W. Head, DirectorAssistant Professor Dr. J. Richard EmeryFaculty Lecturers Dr. Antoine Chehade Dr. Julia R. Pompura 5
  6. 6. MiscellanyFurther information concerning McGill University tuition fees, rules and regulations, student services, fellowship andscholarships, and other general information may be requested from: FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH MCGILL UNIVERSITY 845 SHERBROOKE STREET WEST 4TH FLOOR MONTREAL, QUEBEC H3A 2T5 CANADA WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.MCGILL.CA/FGSRResident Stipend (2003-2004) Resident I $ 37,456 Resident II $ 41,104 Resident III $ 45,327 Resident IV $ 49,530Provincial Licensure and French Language ProficiencyGraduates from non-Quebec universities are eligible for a Quebec permit to pursue graduate studies in Oral andMaxillofacial Surgery at this University. This temporary permit can be issued by the Ordre des dentistes du Québecwithout prior testing of French language competency. A working knowledge of the French language is a desirable asset inthe candidate selection process.ApplicationThe following information must be sent to the Director’s office by SEPTEMBER 15 of the preceding year:1. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University Application Form with the $80.00 (CDN) application fee.2. Supporting documentation (curriculum-vitae, official transcripts, letters of recommendation (on original letterhead, photocopies not accepted), etc.).Note: If the candidate has been or is currently registered in a residency or internship program, a letter of recommendation from the Director of the program is required.ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.For an electronic application, please go to http://www.mcgill.ca/applying. 6

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