Available to U.S. and Foreign Dental Graduates
The Continuing Education Intern/Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology is a one year program. A CE certificate is awarded on program completion. The curriculum is specifically designed to provide in-depth exposure to a sufficient quantity and quality of material to allow the intern/fellow to accumulate knowledge and become proficient in the various objectives. This is accomplished through a combination of didactic classes, clinical patient contacts, patient consultations, surgical sign-out sessions, clinical-pathologic conferences, seminars, individual interaction with the mentors, and personal study.
Clinical experience is gained through treatment of patients in the Oral Medicine and Oncology Clinic, as well as through clinical consultations requested by pre-doctoral and post-graduate intern/fellows. This provides a broad exposure to a multitude of simple and complex clinical situations that build an experience base in evaluation, diagnosis, and management of pathologic conditions in the head and neck area.
Interns/ Fellows are continually supervised by the three graduate faculty, who are diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Intern/fellows are challenged by an ever-increasing level of difficulty in the material to which they are exposed. This is regulated directly by the faculty in the selection of surgical unknown cases, clinical pathologic conference cases, and in oral question-and-answer sessions at the daily sign-out conference. The intern/fellows are expected to review cases in detail and research the diagnoses during the workday when they are not specifically scheduled elsewhere. This adheres to our philosophy that learning should have an active component on the part of the intern/fellow. The responsibility for learning and attainment of proficiency is, therefore, the joint responsibility of the faculty and the individual intern/fellow. During the 1 year intern/fellowship the candidate (if foreign trained) is expected to successfully complete the National Board Dental Examination Part I (NBDE I).
The final goal of the curriculum is also to provide the intern/fellow the tools to achieve all the necessary knowledge and skills to competently apply and succeed in a three year residency program and get Board certification to practice Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
This course is for one calendar year beginning on July 1st. The tuition is $50,000 per year, remitted in four (4) equal non-refundable installments of $12,500.00. 1st payment is due by April 1st and the 2nd by July 1st, 3rd by October 1st and final payment by January 1st. Upon completion of the internship, a certificate of attendance and twelve hundred (1200) continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded.
Completion of the Continuing Education Internship Program is an educational goal in itself, and in no way insures acceptance to a Postgraduate Residency Program. Although many resources will be provided by the selected Department, this is a Continuing Education program and is not listed on the University of Florida Registrar’s records.
At the completion of the program, it is expected that the intern/fellow will be able to:
The Oral Medicine and Oncology Clinic is a separate clinic intended to be shared by the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. The facilities are also used by other oral medicine faculty. The clinic is located on the first floor of the College of Dentistry building, and is immediately adjacent to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. The Section offices are in the same building, located on the 8th floor. Hence, offices, study areas, and conference rooms are separate from the clinic facilities.
Your schedule will be posted in Outlook; your time will be divided among clinical activities, didactic and teaching.
|Time||8:00 – 10:00||10:00 – 12:00||12:00 – 1:00||1:00 – 3:30||3:30 – 5:00|
|Monday||Individual study time||Morning sign-out conference||Lunch||Literature Review||Individual study time|
|Tuesday||Oral Surg Conference||Morning sign-out conference||Lunch||Clinical patient management||Clinical patient management|
|Wednesday||Patient letters||Self study||Lunch||Self study/ Research||Self study/ Research|
|Thursday||Oral Surg conference||Morning sign-out conference||Lunch||Tumor board||Individual study time|
|Friday||Individual study time||Morning sign-out conference||Lunch||Individual study time||Literature review|
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Offices, 352-273-6689352-273-6689
UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610
1200 contact hours. Lecture/Participation
|M-F, 8am – 5pm (excluding University holidays)|