May 28, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023

ELECT EREOM - Clerkship in Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Director(s): Andrew Meram DDS, MD
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport; Willis Knighton Medical Center; VA
Maximum Number of Students: 3
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: EREOM
4 Credits


  • The goal of this block is for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Tracked medical students to learn the management of different types of maxillofacial defects.


  • During this course eachstudent will:
    • Maintain a patient log documenting the different types of maxillofacial trauma patients that the student is involved in.Below are the required number and type of patients that the student needs to participate in during the rotation
      • 2 patients with mandibular defects
      • 2 patients with maxillary defects
      • 1 patient with scalp defect
      • 2 patients undergoing microvascular free flap reconstruction
      • 1 patient undergoing regional flap reconstruction
  • Attend and participate in the operating room at least once a week in the surgical reconstructive treatment of patients with maxillofacial defects
  • Recognize and be able to treatment plan to the head and neck fellows and attendings during clinic the most appropriate reconstructive procedure to achieve an optimum  outcomes in each of the following patients.
    • following respective surgery for tumors,or osteoradionecrosis
    • of congenital and developmental conditions
    • of secondary deformity
  • Make a 20 minute presentation to the faculty and residents at the end of the rotation on a maxillofacial reconstructive topic

Specific Duties of Senior Students:

  • Active evaluation of patients in the in-patient and out-patient setting, under supervision of residents and faculty
  • Participating in Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery cases in the operating room and assisting when appropriate

Reading Assignments:

  • Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, Fu-Chan Wei and Samir Mardini (2009)
  • Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Reconstruction: Adefect Oriented Approach, Mark Urken (2009)

Offered: ALL