Short communication| Volume 50, ISSUE 5, P468-469, July 2012

Qualitative comparison of curricula in oral and maxillofacial surgery training. Part 2: oral surgery

Published:September 07, 2011DOI:


      A comparison between the curricula for specialist training in oral surgery (OS), and oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) illustrates the overlap between the two specialties. We identified and compared relevant curricula for OMFS with competencies in the OS specialist-training curriculum using a qualitative assessment to establish the degree of overlap. All competencies within the OS curriculum are covered by OMFS curricula, and 21 of 96 OMFS clinical competencies are covered by OS core competencies. The majority of OMFS competencies are unique and are not directly comparable with those in the OS curriculum. Knowledge of this overlap may help to avoid unnecessary duplication in the training of those who wish to transfer specialty.


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