Goals


Summary:  The fellowship is intended to provide surgeons with the ability to enter either an academic or private practice setting with a focus on maxillofacial oncology and reconstructive surgery.  An intensive exposure to the management of the maxillofacial oncology patient is provided through a hybrid academic/private practice setting.  Particular emphasis is placed on managing a hospital-based maxillofacial surgery practice outside of an institutional setting.  The fellowship is 2 years in duration and only one fellow is enrolled at a time.  Applicants with an extensive background in oncologic surgery may be candidates for a 1-year fellowship at the discretion of the Program Director.  Current applicants are being considered for a Fellow to begin in 2016.

Nonsurgical Therapy:  The Fellow will have formal rotations in Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, Surgical Pathology, and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

Community Care:  Bi-annual oral cancer screenings are performed each year.  Additional outreach programs are available for further community involvement.

Didactics:  Weekly didactic seminars are held for the Fellow.  Further educational experiences will include conferences, journal clubs, and morbidity/mortality conferences.