The mission of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programme of the RMS-BDF is to provide integrated training in didactic, clinical, and research areas for resident education. The primary objectives of this education are to prepare the residents to practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, to become FFD (OS) RCSI certified, and to produce a surgeon capable of practicing a broad spectrum of services in the Kingdom of Bahrain on completion.
Specialist Diploma Fellowship in Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – FFD (OS) RCSI
The purpose of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programme of the RMS-BDF is to provide a three (3) year programme of postgraduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The training provides a sequential surgical and patient management experience that is hospital based. The surgical experience is integrated into a comprehensive study of basic biomedical sciences and clinical medical rotations. The goal is to ensure the resident is capable of providing total patient care. The programme is designed to meet the educational criteria established in the following institution’s guidelines and regulations:
The programme is further structured to meet unique military requirements: the management of acute maxillofacial combat injuries plus their long range reconstruction and rehabilitation, operating in the austere deployed hospital, delivery of general anesthesia in the field environment, and providing the graduate with the experience to function as a military dental or surgical executive in time of peace and war.
Residency Programme Overview:
First Year Resident (PGY-1)
In the first year the resident is oriented to the hospital environment and hospital protocols. They spend the majority of this year on off-service rotations. The goal for the first year resident is to become competent in the performance of basic surgical skills (BST), physical examination and minor oral surgery. The resident spends the major portion of his or her time on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service rotating between different surgical specialities at the Royal Medical Services of the Bahrain Defence Force (Plastic Surgery 3 Months, ENT Surgery 3 Months, General Surgery 3 Months, OMF Surgery 3 Months). The resident works closely with the senior clinicians to provide both inpatient and outpatient care. The resident has primary responsibility for examining, diagnosing, and treating patients in the outpatient clinic. The resident also assumes responsibility for inpatients under the supervision of the chief resident, assists the chief resident and staff with operating room cases, and also serves as primary surgeon of many operative cases commensurate to their level of experience.
Second Year Resident (PGY-2)
The second year consists of instruction, training and experiences on a more advanced level designed to increase depth of knowledge in medicine and surgery. Emphasis is placed on surgery and surgical subspecialties. The second year resident is responsible for the delivery of a significant portion of the outpatient oral surgery and oral medicine as well as relative analgesia and intravenous sedation. Resident spends his or her time functioning as a senior resident on the RMS-BDF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) service
Third Year Resident (PGY-3)
The third and final year the resident assumes increasing responsibilities on the OMFS Service. The resident is now the primary or first assistant surgeon for many cases taken to the operating room and is responsible for managing all of the implant cases being treated by the department. The final year resident assumes the administrative responsibilities as the Chief Resident of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services. The resident is responsible for coordination of the operating room and clinic schedules. He/she assumes greater teaching/guidance duties for junior residents on service and medical rotators. The resident is the primary surgeon for the majority of cases performed in operating room. Complete and submit the Senior Project for publication. It is highly desirable for the resident to present this project as an abstract at the Annual Scientific Session.