Trainee Duties and Responsibilities

The Head and Neck Fellow will be appointed as a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The Fellow is expected to be involved as a primary or assisting surgeon in all microvascular reconstructive cases as well as skull base cases. On each particular rotation, the Fellow will follow the pre-operative as well as post-operative course of the head and neck cancer patients. The patients will be discussed with the attending physician in a manner to maximize a teaching experience for the Fellow, while encouraging increasing autonomy and responsibility.

The Fellow will also have didactic teaching responsibilities including resident/medical student lectures and two presentations at Grand Rounds. He/she will be expected to act as a teaching physician to a resident during the more straightforward part of a complex head and neck resection, or routine cases such as uncomplicated neck dissections, thyroidectomies or parotidectomies.

The Head and Neck Fellow will attend the "Introduction to Clinical Research" course at the School of Medicine. The Fellow is expected to complete a research project to be presented at a national meeting as well as submitted for publication. Travel support is available for the Fellow to present his/her research.

Last modified: Jan 28, 2015