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Clinical and Applied Didactic Education

Each center provides full-time and part-time teaching staff to guide the residents in the clinic, the emergency room, at the bedside and in the operating rooms. Each facility contributes uniquely to the overall training experience by providing differences in case load and intensity, which is essential to the well-balanced training experience required by contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Medical School

Any offer of admission will be provisional pending receipt and validation of all materials requested. The submission of false or misleading information int he application materials or in connection with the application process shall be grounds for rejection. If such submission is discovered after the rendering of an offer of admission, matriculation in the school of medicine or the award of the degree, it shall be grounds for withdrawal of the acceptance offer, dismissal, or the rescission of the degree.

Upon completion of the degree requirements at the midpoint of the program's fourth year, the resident will begin a 12-month experience in general surgery designed to prepare the resident for the final years of specialty training. During the final two years of training, each resident will return to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service and assume educational and patient care assignments at the following institutions:

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The chief and senior residents operate on all major oral and maxillofacial surgery cases and are responsible for all aspects of patient care. Senior residents assume teaching functions in relation to the oral and maxillofacial surgery first-year residents. Working with the attending staff, these residents participate in the lecture series, in the preparation of material for clinicopathological conferences and in the presentation of cases at grand rounds and staff conferences. Senior/Chief residents also participate in the teaching of pre-doctoral students at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook during this rotation. During the six years, it is expected that each resident will participate in a research project and must prepare a scholarly paper annually that is suitable for publication or presentation at a national meeting.


The program has achieved success in the placement of its residents in desirable positions after the completion of training. Successful certification of our graduates by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a hallmark of the program. An active alumni association meets yearly and provides a link between past graduates and the current program, providing educational and social interaction.

The training programs provide a graduated oral and maxillofacial surgery experience with increasing responsibilities and opportunities as residents advance through the program. The School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has achieved a record of educational excellence.

Applications for the six year program are jointly reviewed by the medical school and by LIJ. Successful applicants will receive advanced standing acceptance into the second year of medical school. Medical students are required to pass Step I of the National Medical Licensing Examination prior to entering the third-year medical school curriculum. The program maintains its administrative base within the Department of Dental Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, one of the tertiary centers of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The facilities utilized for the residents' clinical training consist primarily of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the adjacent Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, the University Hospital at Stony Brook and the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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