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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT EOMST - Clerkship in Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma

Director(s): Stavan Patel, DDS, MD, Phone: 318-675-6036
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport/ Willis Knighton Medical Center /Rapides
Maximum Number of Students: 3
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: EOMST
4 Credits

The goal of this block is for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Tracked medical students to learn the management of maxillofacial trauma from the assessment stage through the rehabilitation stage.


  • During this course each student will:
    • Maintain a patient log documenting the 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 the care of during the rotation
      • 5 patients with mandible fractures
      • 3 patients with midfacial/ zygomatic complex fractures
      • 1 patients with orbital floor fractures
  • Attend and participate in the operating room at least twice a week in the surgical treatment of patients with maxillofacial trauma
  • Participate in in-house call with the OMFS service at least once a week during the rotation
  • Demonstrate their knowledge to upper level residents and attendings of the work up, such as the reading of plain radiographs, CT scans, and laboratory studies, and current approaches to management of maxillofacial trauma during OMFS trauma clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ambulatory Care Center

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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Trauma cases in the operating room and assisting when appropriate

Reading Assignments:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma (4th edition), Fonseca, R.