Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a branch of dentistry responsible for diagnosing and treating diseases, deformities and injuries of oral and maxillofacial region, including those that involve both hard and soft tissues. In Venezuela the teaching of this specialty is relatively young, there are currently two masters responsible for the teaching of this discipline, one in Caracas and one in the city of Valencia. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the dynamics imparted by these postgraduate study and history through which they have been developed in order to make known the profile of future residents and Venezuelan expert, and the progress have achieved the same in accordance with international training standards. To achieve this goal, a representative from each graduate gather the necessary information including history, the curriculum of study and entry and exit requirements. It is our desire to project the educational model followed in our country in order to compare it with international training programs to provide foreign students the opportunity to participate in any program of study in Venezuela
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