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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The four-year integrated Master/OMS graduate program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Dental School of Yang-Ming Medical University

The Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in conjugation with the VGH - Taipei Medical Center, offers a four-year training program leading to the master degree and the Oral and Maxillofacial residency certificate. The program includes one year as a full-time student at the Dental School of Yang-Ming Medical University and three years as a resident on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service. Two resident positions are available each year and the clinical training takes place at the Veteran General Hospital Medical Center - Taipei. This comprehensive program is a clinical-oriented, with a well-balanced learning of basic research and patient care. A certificate of specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is awarded upon successful completion of this program.

  The goal of our resident training program is to prepare a clinically outstanding surgeon who possesses the overall knowledge and capacity to pursue a career in any aspect of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The program offers strong clinical training, covering the full extent of oral and maxillofacial surgery and thorough education in basic research about bone and oral cancer biology. While on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Service, residents receive extensive training in dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, anesthesiology, orthognathic surgery, oral pathology, TMJ surgery, maxillofacial radiology, orthodontics, facial pain, etc. Major surgical cases are performed in the operating rooms of the VGH-Taipei Medical Center. The wide spectrum of clinical cases treated at our hospital along with our devoted faculty of supreme clinicians allows us to offer extraordinary experience and training to our residents. The scientific background of surgical practice is highlighted in lectures, seminars, and conferences throughout the training program.

  By looking for excellent individuals who enjoy learning, possess enthusiasm to provide skilled management in a compassionate manner and by cultivating a capacity for critical thought, we aim to place our graduates among those who change the way of thinking about the practice and specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Candidates who complete the program are eligible for OMS Specialist examination by the ROC Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Length of Program:
four years ( one year at Dental School of Yang Ming Medical University, one year receiving general training at Sections of Anesthesia, Internal Medicine and Surgery and two years in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery )

Positions Available:
Two/ per year

Eligibility Requirements:
Graduation from a Dental School accredited by the Ministry of Education of ROC
ROC citizen or permanent resident

Summary of the rotations of four years' OMS program

Rotations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are scheduled as following:


1st year

Dental School of Yang Ming Medical University; OPD and ward of OMS at VGH - Taipei.
( Preliminary clinical training at OMS OPD 5 half-days a week while in school days and 2 months' advanced training ay OMS ward in first year's summer vocation )

2nd year

General Medical Training - Sections of Anesthesia, Internal Medicine and Surgery at VGH-Taipei.
(Highly flexible course, including Anesthesia, Radiology, Cardiovascular, Chest and Pulmonary, Infection, Metabolism, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Surgical ICU, etc.)

3rd year

OMS ward of VGH - Taipei
( Continuous laboratory work at school by 2 half-days a week )

4th year

Dental School of Yang Ming Medical University
( Continuous clinical training at OPD or ward of OMS by 5 half-days a week )

Faculty Members:

Richard Che Sho Chang,

Shou Yen Kao, DMS, DDS