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Goals & Objectives

Education

Goal 1a:

The department will educate predoctoral students to be qualified professionals with the knowledge and competencies to be successful in their chosen fields.

Measurable Objectives

  • 1a.1 All predoctoral students will successfully complete the didactic portions of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery curriculum prior to graduation.
  • 1a.2 All predoctoral students will successfully complete the clinical portion of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery curriculum by accumulating the recommended number of procedure points prior to graduation.
  • 1a.3 All predoctoral students will successfully complete the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Anesthesiology portion of the National Dental Board Examination prior to graduation; the average of all scores will exceed the national average for the same examination.

Goal 1b:

The department will educate postgraduate students to be qualified professionals with enhanced knowledge and competencies to be successful in the specialized practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Measurable Objectives

  • 1b.1 All Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents will participate in the OMSITE examination (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In Training Examination) on an annual basis; the average scores for each training level (1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, and 4th year) will exceed the national average in the same category for each examination.
  • 1b.2 All Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents who are enrolled in the combined DDS/MD program will successfully complete all portions of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) at appropriate times during their training.
  • 1b.3 All Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents who successfully complete residency training will become certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery within five years after graduation.

Scholarship

Goal 2:

The department will encourage the scholarship of discovery, as well as the scholarly activity related to the scholarship of teaching, integration, and application.

Measurable Objectives

  • 2.1 The full-time faculty members of the department as a group will be involved in an aggregate number of at least three research projects at any given time.
  • 2.2 The full-time faculty members of the department will present an aggregate minimum of five invited presentations or seminars each year at national scientific meetings or host institutions.
  • 2.3 The full-time faculty members of the department will author an aggregate minimum of three peer-reviewed publications each year.

Service

Goal 3:

The department will enhance the school's service-oriented, patient-driven, oral health-care system, which serves as a framework for education and providing service to the school, the community and profession.

Measurable Objectives

  • 3.1 Every full-time faculty member based in the School of Dentistry will serve on at least one standing or ad-hoc committee of the department, school or UTHealth each year.
  • 3.2 Departmental committees on Practice, Residency Education, Predoctoral Education, and Research will provide ongoing input to the chair and to the faculty for continual improvement of activities and actions to achieve goals.
  • 3.3 A minimum of three department full-time faculty members will serve on local, state, national or international professional committees each year.
  • 3.4 A minimum of three department faculty members will present in continuing education courses each year.

Professional Development

Goal 4:

The department will engage in professional development, planning and outcomes assessment activities as part of the school's professional development purpose.

Measurable Objectives

  • 4.1 Each new full-time faculty member will participate in Teaching Effectiveness classes provided by the Office of Professional Development.
  • 4.2 Each full-time faculty member will participate in at least one professional development activity each year.
  • 4.3 Each full-time faculty member will participate in at least 12 hours of continuing education each year.
  • 4.4 Each faculty member (0.5 FTE and above), with the assistance and guidance of the department chairperson, will annually develop personal goals and objectives as suggested in the School of Dentistry Career Development Plan.
  • 4.5 Each full-time faculty member will participate in an annual review and assessment of department goals and objectives.
  • 4.6 Each full-time faculty member will become certified by the appropriate clinical specialty board (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Dental Anesthesiology) within five years of his/her initial faculty appointment date.