The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Medical and Dental Student Education

Fourth-Year Elective

SUR2-4011/F ORAL AND MAXILLARY SURGERY

Course Coordinator: Dr. Eric R. Carlson - Location: UT Medical Center, Knoxville - Maximum Size: 1 Student - Note: This elective can be half-time (SUR2-4011/H).
The student will learn about the surgical management or oral and head and neck pathology and the correction of congenital and traumatic deformities. Acute trauma care is a major component of this service. The student will have some responsibility for inpatient care each week. Students will have the opportunity to perform minor procedures in the clinic, as well as the emergency room. Operating room activity is encouraged. All activities are supervised by the chief resident and attending. All activities are supervised. Management decisions are made only after being discussed with the resident and attending. A minimum of four (4) conferences occurs each week. Grand rounds occur on Monday and Friday mornings, and didactic lectures occur on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The enthusiastic student will be encouraged to take first call with the resident. On-call activities will be predominantly related to management of head and neck trauma patients.

Externships

An opportunity for a one week externship is provided in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for third- or fourth-year dental students. Externships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For an application and more information, email Mary McKellar, Residency Program Coordinator, at MMcKellar@utmck.edu.

Mary McKellar, Administrative Assistant III
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1930 Alcoa Highway, Suite 335 Knoxville, TN 37920

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