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Oral Medicine Programs At a Glance

Observership

Course duration and dates: Up to 2 months; start dates are flexible.   

An observership provides an opportunity to participate in didactics and observe clinical activity in the Oral Medicine Clinic at the Strong Memorial Hospital.  The participant also has the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops offered by the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Strong Memorial Hospital.  Given the length of the observership and participant interest in dental research, the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects may be offered.

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Information

For more information on an Oral Medicine Observership, please contact the EIOH Admissions Office

Preceptorship

Course duration and dates: 3, 6 and 11 months (fall and spring semesters). Expected start date is August 1st of each year. Individual adjustments to the program may be possible.

Objectives

  1. To develop the ability to identify oral lesions and develop a differential diagnosis.
  2. To expose the participant to laboratory tests used for diagnosing oral diseases and their interpretation.
  3. To learn essentials to the understanding of oral diseases and their management.
  4. To educate on medical topics related to the dental management of medically complex patients.
  5. To demonstrate the clinical approach to patients with chronic orofacial pain.

Program Format

The program format is tailored to meet the needs, interests and experience-level of the individual participant, while relying on the Oral Medicine educational framework. The student will be involved in the didactic activities held in the Oral Medicine program at EIOH; this generally involve lectures, courses, CE activities, seminars, resident and faculty-led literature reviews, case presentations and treatment planning, problem-based learning, long distance presentations and remote (via Blackboard or similar) types of lecture delivery media. It is also expected that the student will participate in scholarly activities that are on-going within the program with the purpose of learning basic research methodology and design.

Clinical experience and patient contact

The perceptee will observe clinical consultations and procedures performed in the Oral Medicine Clinic.

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

  •  An application to this program requires:
  • Online application
  • $195 nonrefundable application fee
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation  
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official TOEFL scores, when appropriate (institution code 9487)

For more information on an Oral Medicine Preceptorship, please contact the EIOH Admissions Office

Fellowship

Course duration and dates: 12-18 months. Start date: Expected start date is August 1st of each year. Individual adjustments to the program may be possible.

Objectives

  1. To develop the ability to identify oral lesions and develop a differential diagnosis.
  2. To enhance the fellows’ ability to use laboratory tests for diagnosing oral diseases and interpreting the results;
  3. To acquire the knowledge essential to the understanding of oral diseases and their management.
  4. To provide update on medical topics related to the dental management of medically complex patients.
  5. To be familiar with the approach to patients with chronic orofacial pain.
  6. To experience research in the interface between dentistry and medicine.

Program Format

Clinical rotations in the Oral Medicine clinic, participation in the service to the Strong Memorial Hospital and the Wilmot Cancer Center, attending courses and lectures (core-curriculum and program-specific seminars), and presenting case discussions. Involvement in research will be encouraged. The fellows will be expected to present their clinical experience and research in national and international professional forums.

Clinical experience and patient contact

The fellow will be involved in patient care. First the fellow will start as an observer. As knowledge is acquired the fellow will be involved in direct patient care.

Certificate

The program is approved by the New York State Education Department. A Certificate of Advanced Studies is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

  •  An application to this program requires:
  • Online application
  • $195 nonrefundable application fee
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation  
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official TOEFL scores, when appropriate (institution code 9487)

For more information on an Oral Medicine Fellowship, please contact the EIOH Admissions Office