Program Goals and Objectives
The goal of the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is to provide the resident with a clinical and educational experience that meets or exceeds the essentials of accreditation.
- Provide a curriculum that will prepare graduates for a successful career in OMFS.
- Preparation for a full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery practice.
- Provide didactic instruction and clinical experiences that will prepare the graduates for successful completion of the certification examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
- Provide patient care services based on sound scientific principles.
- Contribute new knowledge through research.
- Advancement of the profession through public service.
- Develop the residents' surgical expertise by providing a sound base of medical and surgical procedures through didactic lectures, conferences, seminars, literature review, and laboratory sessions.
- Develop surgical skills through linear advancement of experiences throughout the program through supervised clinical experiences in internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesia, trauma, and maxillofacial surgery.
- Establish multidisciplinary relationships with dental and medical professions through academic and clinical experiences.
- Develop an understanding of current legal and ethical issues facing the profession.
- Development of practice management skills by providing instruction in coding, billing, records and credentialing.
- Expose the residents to the cultural diversity of the Southwest and address the health care needs of the Native American and Hispanic populations in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
- Provide the clinical experiences of medical and surgical care through rotations in various hospitals (Banner Good Samaritan, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital), with exposure to the management of patients of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Provide graduated exposure to the management of the surgically complex patient throughout the residency program.
- Provide clinical opportunities to apply principles learned to patient care intervention.
- Enhance the residents' knowledge and application of research findings by stimulating intellectual curiosity in experimental research and design methodology.
- Require each resident to participate in one research project under faculty supervision.
- Encourage research publication and abstract presentation.
- Foster the development of a compassionate, ethical professional through role models in faculty and community leadership.
- Expose the residents to the community health needs and encourage involvement in charitable organizations.
- Provision of care to the underserved, uninsured population in the community through clinic volunteerism.