Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

Are you looking for a high quality Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery training programme? If so, the East Midlands is the perfect place to develop your career. Offering excellent OMFS training, the region boasts first-class facilities and a carefully structured programme designed to give you the widest possible experience.

The East Midlands is also one of the UK's most vibrant and affordable regions. This means you benefit from low house prices, a great social life and easy access to the rest of the UK and beyond.

Keep reading to find out more about Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery training in the East Midlands.

A training programme designed to give you the fullest and widest OMFS experience possible

When you train in OMFS in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a training programme designed to minimise your travel across the region. While you won't have to move home or commute long distances you'll still benefit from varied and diverse training and experience of a range of trainers, ways of working and approach.

You'll join a programme with an aim to deliver training in the fullest and widest remit of the specialty, including dentoalveolar surgery. Orthognathic planning and surgery is taught across the region while a recently introduced module means you will learn about Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy planning and provision in parallel with Head and Neck surgical training.

You'll gain experience in two Major Trauma centres with regional air ambulance helicopter retrieval while four of the region's A&E departments are major city emergency centres. There are also major University links at no less than five departmental training units.

You'll also benefit from experience in some of the country's leading facilities. The regional Cleft Unit is centred in Nottingham while the Teaching Dental Hospital, specialist Childrens’ Hospital and specialist Skull Base techniques are all based in Sheffield. All of the larger units in the East Midlands are centres for Oncology including all varieties of reconstructive procedures and a heavy exposure to microvascular surgery.

East Midlands offers lots of OMFS research opportunities

As well as a superb training programme, training in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery in the East Midlands offers you lots of research opportunities.

Research supervision is available via the Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln and Leicester and in your first year you'll be encouraged to establish a thread of interest leading to a main research project.

In addition, you'll be required produce at least one peer reviewed publication each training year to develop your knowledge and skills.

The East Midlands offers a great work/life balance

When you live and work in the East Midlands you'll benefit from a high standard of living in one of the country's fastest growing regions. The average house price is 62% lower than London and 44% lower than the South East while London, Birmingham and Leeds are less than 90 minutes away by train.

There are lots of reasons to live and work in the East Midlands:

  • Nottingham - named among the 50 best urban places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2015, the Guardiancalled it 'one of Britain's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities'
  • Leicester - home of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India and the UK's oldest comedy festival the city also boasts the King Richard III Visitor's Centre, one of Lonely Planet's top 10 new travel experiences for 2015
  • Derby - gateway to the Peak District, Derby is England's most central city and is in the middle of a £2 billion makeover. Boasting dedicated arts, film and dance centres it's also an internationally renowned centre for advanced transport manufacturing

For more information about Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery training in the East Midlands speak to our Training Programme Director: 

Mr Sujeev Rajapakse