JOHN PETER SMITH HOSPITAL
Number of Positions Available Each Year : 1
Required Application Materials:
Letter of intent
A letter of recommendation from the residency chairman or program director.
Graduate of an accredited Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in the United States or Canada.
Both Dental and Medical degrees are recommended but not required.
The applicant must be eligible for a full unrestricted dental and/or medical license in Texas. Training or institutional licenses are not acceptable.
Program Description: This 2-year fellowship is intended to provide surgeons with the ability to enter either an academic or private practice setting with a focus on head & neck oncology and reconstructive surgery. An intensive exposure to the management of the head & neck oncology patient is provided through a hybrid academic/private practice setting. Particular emphasis is placed on managing a hospital-based maxillofacial surgery practice. The Fellow will be expected to participate in the education of interns and residents rotating from the UT Southwestern / Parkland residency program. There are 8 full-time House Officers in our department at all times. The Fellow will present periodic didactic lectures for the residents relevant to maxillofacial oncology and/or reconstructive surgery. A yearly flap course with cadaver dissection takes place where the Fellow will assist in teaching residents in the harvest of regional and distant flaps. Outside rotations include exposure to maxillofacial prosthodontics, radiation oncology, surgical pathology and palliative care. Specific attention is given to the intricacies of coding/billing in our changing healthcare landscape. The Fellow will be required to complete a research project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Presentations at national meetings are encouraged. The fellowship is under the direction of Dr. Fayette Williams with additional experience provided by Otolaryngology colleagues supporting the fellowship.