Strengths of the Training Program

Our high clinical volume program creates an ideal combination of supervision and autonomy, preparing fellows for an independent career in academic Head and Neck Surgery and microvascular reconstruction. Strengths of the training program include:

  • Microvascular animal laboratory dissection course to be completed at the beginning of the fellowship
  • "Introduction to Clinical Research" course, which is administered by the School of Medicine and runs from August to December. This course is free to faculty and fellows, and may be taken for a grade or a certificate. A certificate is given after completing a research proposal, written as a short version of a grant proposal
  • Multiple conferences including intra-departmental Grand Rounds/teaching conferences, annual three-day winter CME meeting in Colorado, biannual AO courses on principles of maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, two-day endoscopic thyroid dissection course and annual alumni day research conference
  • One day a week (two half-day sessions) will be devoted to elective time and research time. The Fellow will complete electives in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Head and Neck Radiology.
  • Kevin Sykes, MPH, Director of Clinical Research at the Department of Otolaryngology, is a great resource for the H&N Fellow in terms of help with IRB submission, statistical analysis, clinical trial design and administration, getting started with new study protocols as well as preparing poster and oral scientific presentations
  • Opportunity for the Fellow to participate in a medical mission trip in a developing country, with department faculty and residents.

Last modified: Jan 28, 2015