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Resident's Association

Welcome to the Canadian Resident's Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CRAOMS), a branch of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS).

This resident organization was developed for residents studying in Canada, the United States and abroad to improve communication between resident programs, and to provide support for residents during their studies.

How to apply

If you are NOT a current member of CAOMS please click on the "Become A Member" tab

If you ARE a current member of CAOMS and just wish to apply to join the Resident's Association, please click here 




Goals of Resident’s Organization

  • Improve communication amongst resident members in Canada, the United States and abroad
  • Educate residents about the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery including educational opportunities available to trainees
  • Provide residents insight about current issues/challenges facing the specialty
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of highly qualified individuals to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Provide an introduction to the benefits and opportunities available in organized oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Provide residents with a method for communication with the CAOMS and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • Establish resident lecture and reception at CAOMS annual meeting


Resident Executive Committee

The CRAOMS Executive is comprised of a three-member committee, which is composed of the President, President-Elect and Executive Director. The President and President-Elect are one-year terms with progression from President-Elect to President. An Executive Director will operate as a two-year executive committee member. We are always searching for members who would like to be involved in the Resident Executive Committee of the CRAOMS. Please contact the current executive if you are interested in these opportunities at


CRAOMS Executive:


President:  Alero Boyo (Dalhousie University)


Program Liaison

One representative from each OMFS program in Canada will act as a liaison between the six programs and the executive committee. Trainees in the United States are encouraged to volunteer as program liaisons between the CRAOMS and their training program. These program representatives will provide communication between the residents in each program and the CRAOMS. In addition, they will ensure that all new residents are aware of the benefits of membership in the CAOMS and CRAOMS and will help facilitate recruitment to these organizations.


As outlined above, the CRAOMS will introduce all trainees to the value of organized OMFS in Canada, including future opportunities in organized OMFS to help maintain continual dialogue between residents and surgeons, as well as to hopefully continue the growth of organizations such as the CAOMS and provincial OMFS associations.

We have also established a relationship with the ROAAOMS (Resident Organization of AAOMS) & AAOMS in order to expose Canadian trainees to opportunities in the United States, and trainees in the United States to opportunities in Canada.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the executive at


Resident Membership to the CAOMS

Membership to the CAOMS is free for residents. In addition, there are SIGNIFICANTLY reduced registration fees for Resident Members to attend the CAOMS Annual Conference and many other such educational opportunities offered by the CAOMS.

Furthermore, upon completion of their studies, a Resident Member who has obtained first time licensure/registration in the specialty of OMFS in a Canadian regulatory jurisdiction is eligible for a waiver of Active Membership dues for their first year of membership to the CAOMS, provided they apply for membership within 24 months of when they obtained licensure/registration.


Al Swanson Award

The Al Swanson Award was created by the CAOMS to encourage the participation of students, residents-in-training and potential new members in the collective affairs of the profession at large.

Every year, an amount of $300.00 is awarded by the CAOMS to all first-year residents accepted in each of the six graduate OMS training programs in Canada.

The Al Swanson Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution and volunteer service of Dr. Alva Swanson to the CAOMS.





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