Education

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program promotes active involvement in a wide range of conferences and events. In addition to daily preoperative sessions and weekly case conferences, the department sponsors regional symposia, and other conferences of varying scope, often in conjunction with other LSU Health Shreveport departments. Listed below are the standard weekly and monthly events available to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents at LSU Health Shreveport. All conferences with the exception of Journal Club take place in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Conference Room on campus.

Educational Conferences

Journal Club

Journal Club

Residents meet with an assigned faculty member to discuss specific articles relevant to the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Individual residents are responsible for presenting and leading the discussion of their assigned articles. The conference meets once per month at East Ridge Country Club.

Surgical Case Conference

Surgical Case Conference

Residents, attendings, and visiting lecturers will present a myriad of topics including perioperative medical management of surgical patients, anesthesia, surgical diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical techinique, trends impacting Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery around the country, and practice management.  

Multidisciplinary Case Presentations

Multidisciplinary Case Presentations

The format is case presentations by Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents followed by review of the pertinent studies with faculty input. Topics are chosen by involved residents to stimulate discussion and debate. Case conference is generally Monday evenings at 5pm. Attendees include all Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents and faculty, medical/dental students, allied health personnel, and multidisciplinary professors.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

This conference is held once per month. Cases presented are from the previous month. All residents and faculty are expected to attend. 

Tumor Board

Tumor Board

This conference is held monthly. All residents and faculty are expected to attend. The conference takes place in the OMS conference room. The Head & Neck fellows present various tumor cases with input from residents and faculty from Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Hematologic Oncology, and Pathology.

Oral Pathology Conference

Oral Pathology Conference

This conference is held quarterly by visiting oral pathology professor Dr. John M. Wright from Baylor University College of Dentistry. The conference meets one Monday every 3rd month at 5:30pm. All Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents and faculty are expected to attend. Visiting general dentists and dental specialists alike from the surrounding area are also invited to attend as CME credit is granted.

Educational Meetings

Educational Meetings 

Residents may also be able to attend two educational conferences: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Meeting (as PGY-VI)
  • 2 week surgical outreach to India with Dr. Ghali (as PGY-VI)

Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy 

Residents are required to attend all scheduled conferences. A resident is excused from conference attendance if rotating through another service, or is dealing with an emergency medical situation. 

CONTACT US:

Program Director
Jennifer E. Woerner, DMD, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgery 


LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Room 530, Admin. Building
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
Office: (318) 675-6101
Fax: (318) 675-8218

 

Residency Coordinator
Lauren Lafitte
Phone: (318) 675 - 6036
Email: lgaydo@lsuhsc.edu

Rotations

Surgical Subspecialties

SURGICAL SUBSPECIALTIES

The first and second years of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency are spent as a matriculated third and fourth year medical student. Successful completion of these years will result in an MD degree as well as completion of Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE.

Objectives:
As the matriculation and completion of medical school is an integral part of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program, the objectives of these rotations are simply to successfully complete the medical school curriculum, obtain an MD degree, and pass the USMLE Steps 1 and 2.

Resident Duties:
The resident will function as a full-time third and fourth year medical student and have the requisite responsibilities. These include completion of all assignments, attendance at lectures and symposia, examinations, on-call duties and other requirements for each individual rotation.

Training Received:
Training received will be appropriate for a medical school curriculum with the attainment of an MD degree and successful completion of the USMLE Steps 1 and 2.

Seminars Attended:
The resident is responsible for all departmental seminars, lectures and conferences during their rotations.

Responsible Faculty:
The resident is under the authority and responsibility of the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Dean of the School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport as well as undergraduate faculty directors in each department’s rotations as scheduled.

Evaluations:
Evaluations will be performed in the same manner as the entire medical school class resulting in an official medical school transcript and graduation from the medical school with an MD degree. 
 

General Surgery

GENERAL SURGERY


General Surgery instruction occurs in the first, second, and third years of training. During medical school, the third year curriculum involves 6 weeks of General Surgery training. Residents may elect to serve 3 of the 6 weeks in various subspecialty areas such as Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, or Transplant Surgery. The fourth year medical school curriculum involves elective time which may include surgical intensive care. The vast majority of the General Surgery training occurs in the third year of training when the resident serves as a General Surgery Intern for 6 months. Residents rotate through General Surgery/Pediatric Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and the Burn Intensive Care Unit.

Objectives:
The primary objectives are for the resident to learn the preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative management of the routine as well as medically compromised patient with emphasis on pathophysiology, microbiology and pharmacology of disease. Also, the resident will learn basic and advanced surgical techniques. 

Resident Duties:
The resident will function as an intern in the Department of Surgery and will be responsible for the daily management of patients, emergency room calls, coverage of operating room procedures, and on-call responsibilities. The resident is also responsible to attend all departmental seminars, lectures, rounds and symposia.

Training Received:
The resident will receive direct experience as a first or second assistant on the complete scope of general surgery procedures as well as some surgical subspecialties. The ability to manage complex patients in the pre- and post-operative periods is also an area of concentration.

Seminars Attended:
The resident is responsible for all departmental seminars, lectures and conferences during their rotations.

Responsible Faculty:
The Chairman of the Department of Surgery as well as full-time attending staff are responsible for the rotation.

Evaluations:
The resident will be evaluated by Department of Surgery Faculty as all General Surgery Residents are evaluated. This occurs on a semiannual basis. 

Anesthesiology

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Anesthesia rotation occurs in the third year of training in which the resident serves five consecutive months on the Anesthesia service, functioning as a first-year Anesthesia resident.

Objectives:
The resident will receive appropriate training in:

  • Securing and maintaining airways.
  • Use of sedative and anesthetic medication for sedation and general anesthesia.
  • Appropriate use of anesthesia delivery machines.
  • Appropriate use of peri-operative monitors.
  • Pre- and post-operative evaluation of patients receiving general anesthesia or sedation.
  • Techniques in the control of acute and chronic pain and anxiety.

Resident Duties:
While on Anesthesia, residents in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are assigned to duties identical to residents in Anesthesiology. Coverage of all case types, pre-anesthetic evaluations, and postoperative care are also required. The resident is also responsible to attend all meeting and seminars given by the Department of Anesthesiology.

Training Received:
The resident will have appropriate training in peripheral and central venous access, invasive and non-invasive monitoring techniques, airway management, administration of anesthetic agents, pharmacology of anesthetic and adjunctive medications, peri-operative monitoring, pre-anesthetic evaluation, and post-operative care.

Seminars Attended:
The resident is responsible for all departmental seminars, lectures and conferences during their rotations.

Responsible Faculty:
The Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology as well as full-time attending staff are responsible for the rotation.

Evaluations:
The resident will be evaluated by Department of Anesthesiology Faculty at the conclusion of the rotation. 
 

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Surgical Skills Lab

The surgical skills laboratory serves as a teaching tool for medical students, residents, faculty, and practicing surgeons of all subspecialty fields.  The lab provides a setting in which learners of all levels may practice and hone their surgical skills.  Using cadaveric specimens allow participants a relaxed setting to strengthen their anatomic knowledge without putting actual patients at risk.
  

Schedules

First Year (MS-III)

First Year (MS-III)

Month

Resident #1

Resident #2

Resident #3

July

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

August

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

September

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

October

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

November

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

December

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

January

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

February

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

March

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

April

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

May

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

June

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III

MS-III – First year residents are expected to have taken and passed USMLE Step I prior to matriculating

Second Year (MS-IV)

Second Year (MS-IV)

Month

Resident #1

Resident #2

Resident #3

July

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

August

OMFS

FACTTS

OMFS

September

FACTTS

OMFS

OMFS

October

Nutrition

OMFS

OMFS

November

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

December

OMFS

OMFS

Nutrition

January

OMFS

OMFS

MICU

February

MICU

Nutrition

OMFS

March

OMFS

MICU

OMFS

April

OMFS

OMFS

FACTTS

May

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

June

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

FACTTS – A physical exam and diagnosis course used as preparation for USMLE Step 2 CS

Nutrition – Online course for all MS-IV students aimed at teaching the fundamentals of nutrition

MICU – Acting Internship in the Medical ICU as an MS-IV

Third Year (PGY-1)

Third Year (PGY-I)

Month

Resident #1

Resident #2

Resident #3

July

General Surgery

General Surgery

Anesthesia

August

General Surgery

General Surgery

Anesthesia

September

General Surgery

General Surgery

Anesthesia

October

General Surgery

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

November

General Surgery

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

December

General Surgery

Anesthesia

General Surgery

January

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

General Surgery

February

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

General Surgery

March

Anesthesia

General Surgery

General Surgery

April

Anesthesia

General Surgery

General Surgery

May

Anesthesia

General Surgery

General Surgery

June

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

Fourth & Fifth Year (PGY 2-3)

Fourth & Fifth Year (PGY-II & III)

Month

Resident #1

Resident #2

Resident #3

July

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

August

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

September

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

October

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

November

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

December

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

January

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

February

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

March

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

April

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

May

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

June

OMFS

OMFS

OMFS

Sixth Year (PGY 4)

Sixth Year (PGY-IV)

Month

Resident #1

Resident #2

Resident #3

July

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

August

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

September

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

October

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

November

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

December

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

January

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

February

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

March

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

April

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

May

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

June

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

OMFS Chief

 

Four Year Track

Four Year Track

Month Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
July OMFS OMFS OMFS OMFS
August MICU Anesthesia OMFS OMFS
September OMFS Anesthesia OMFS OMFS
October Medicine Anesthesia OMFS OMFS
November OMFS Anesthesia OMFS OMFS
December ER Anesthesia OMFS OMFS
January OMFS General Surgery OMFS OMFS
February OMFS General Surgery OMFS OMFS
March OMFS General Surgery OMFS OMFS
April OMFS General Surgery OMFS OMFS
May OMFS General Surgery OMFS OMFS
June OMFS OMFS OMFS OMFS

 

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery