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Today’s guests are a trio of full-scope surgeons who together, run a fellowship in St. Louis. Tune in to hear how they each ended up doing fellowships, and why they decided to get involved in this one! We discuss the characteristics their ideal candidate has, and how becoming a full-scope surgeon will launch your career. Find out why being the only oral and maxillofacial surgery fellowship in St. Louis enables fellows to mold their own program, and what happens after the fellowship. We hear from each of today’s guests (and Dr. Stucki) about their board exam experiences, and why Drs. Findlay and Reti chose to produce the Oral Board Review for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. For all this, and so much more, press play now!
Key Points From This Episode:
- What today’s guests (Dr. Reti, Dr. Findlay, and Dr. Tentido) have in common.
- The emphasis of the fellowship: trauma, TMJ, and plastic surgery.
- How the fellowship works with the academic year.
- What the ideal candidate looks like: eager to learn with a good work ethic.
- The importance of preparing for the oral board, and why Drs. Reti, Findlay, and Tentido know so much about the process.
- The benefits of being the only academic center in St. Louis: fellows can mold their own fellowship.
- What happens after the fellowship, and why it’s important to become more comfortable with the full scope of oral surgery.
- Where you can find Oral Board Review for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and where the inspiration for it came from.
- What’s coming in 2022: the launch of the Board Review Course at St. Louis.
- Why Oral Board Review for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was a passion project and not a nest egg.
- Stories from each of these Dr’s board exam experiences: from citing papers to the authors to being asked "zebra" questions.
- Tips on how to answer the board questions.
- Damian’s experience of the fellowship, and why he’s grateful for it.
- How the fellowship has ensured that Robert continues to learn and stay up to date with the literature.
- Rapid-fire questions and answers: their favorite books, the non-oral surgery habits that help keep them sane, the forceps used to extract tooth number 12, and their favorite quotes.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Dr. Robert Reti Phone — 314-822-3322
Dr. Damian Findlay Phone — 314-251-6725
Dr. Gregory Tentido Phone — 636-400-6725
Dr. Grant Stucki Email — firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059