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Head and Neck Surglcal Oncology Curriculum

The Head and Neck Surglcal Oncology and Advanced Head and Neck Reconstruction fellowshlp is offered to Otolaryngologists, General Surgeons, and Plastic Surgeons that have completed their residency training program and who are eligible for or have obtained board certification.

The fellow’s experience will consist of a 12-month clinical experience in the multidisciplinary care of head and neck cancer patients. The fellow will spend appropriate time in the outpatient clinic as well as in the operating room with each faculty developing expertise in head and neck surgical oncology and reconstruction. The fellow will play a critical role in the perioperative care of patients; including the multidisciplinary tumor boards, with the goal that the fellow has the opportunity to see a multitude of patients through the entire process. It is expected that the fellow will perform approximately 300-350 operations during the fellowship. Additionally, the fellow will have time dedicated to the collaborating specialties of the multidisciplinary team including radiation oncology; medical oncology, prosthetics, endocrinology, speech and language pathology, and nutrition.

The fellow will participate in a structured didactic curriculum, a reading program, and a variety of educational symposiums. The fellow will attend a national head and neck oncology conference during the year. It will be required that the fellow complete one clinical research project during the year. Both Thyroid Nodule and Cancer as well as Head and Neck Cancer registries are available to support research projects. The fellow will be responsible to the Head and Neck service and not be Involved In the clinical activities of the other Otolaryngotogy services. The fellow will have call responsibilities for the Head and Neck service, but will not participate in the faculty call schedule.