Benefits & Responsibilities

Salary:   The Fellow will receive a yearly salary of approximately $80,000 in addition to benefits.

Housing:  A 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo is available for the Fellow at no expense, although Fellows are not required to stay there.  This unit is across the street from the highest rated elementary school in Fort Worth (Tanglewood ISD).  There is a pool in the complex and the location is convenient to the hospitals and near a very nice shopping area.  This can reduce housing expenses by over $20,000 per year that the fellow would otherwise have to pay.

Board Certification Expenses:  Our department will pay for registration/travel/hotel expenses to sit for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery written and oral exams.  This costs about $6000 which is covered by our department.

Insurance.  Health insurance and malpractice insurance are provided.

Research:   The Fellow is expected to pursue academic projects during the fellowship, resulting in either a poster presentation at a national meeting or a publishable article in a peer-reviewed journal.  Ongoing projects with various faculty often provide avenues for Fellow involvement.

Teaching:  The Fellow will be expected to participate in the education of interns and residents rotating from the UTSW/Parkland Residency.   There are 8 full-time House Officers in our department at all times.  The Fellow will present a monthly didactic lecture for the residents relevant to maxillofacial oncology and/or reconstructive surgery.  A yearly flap course with cadaver dissection takes place in Fort Worth where the Fellow will assist in teaching residents in the harvest of regional and distant flaps.

Meetings:  Funding is provided for attendance to several events:

  • AAOMS meeting each Fall
  • A head & neck surgery course with cadaver dissection
  • The Fellow will spend 1 week in a microvascular rat lab for focused experience in microvascular suture techniques.

Administrative:  The Fellow is assigned an office.  Library access is provided with electronic access to OVID, PubMed, and online journals.  A nurse is employed by the department who is specifically devoted to the MORS Division for administrative duties.  In addition, a Physician's Assistant is employed by the MORS Division for assistance in clinical duties.

Call Responsibilities:  The Fellow will share call with other faculty members in the department.

Tumor Board:  The Fellow will be responsible for presenting patients to the weekly Tumor Board at John Peter Smith Hospital.  A monthly tumor board also meets at Baylor All Saints Hospital.