Oral and maxillofacial surgeons work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and medical specialists to optimise the treatment of major conditions such as jaw and congenital facial disproportion, facial disproportion, facial trauma, salivary gland disease, temporo-mandibular joint disorders and head, neck or oral cancers.
4 years full-time
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RACDS.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery training incorporates both basic and advanced training, with clinical education and training predicated on trainees undertaking surgery with increasing levels of independence and incremental complexity. Upon completion of all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for admission to Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeon - FRACDS(OMS).
Applicants must be a resident of Australia or New Zealand, hold a dental degree and full registration as a dentist in Australia or New Zealand, hold a medical degree and full registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand and have completed a full year of surgery in general (SIG) whilst occupying a post in a hospital that is approved for surgical training by the Trainee Advisory Committee, or be expected to complete prior to the commencement of training.
Minimum 50% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 6 years.
Allowed however an interruption exceeding 2 years will necessitate a period of additional training.