ENT illustration smallThe primary goal of the UAB Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is to prepare the trainee to be able to assume a faculty level position within the field of head and neck oncology. The goal will be reached through a combination of required and optional clinical rotations, weekly protected research time, didactic and interactive conferences, and an outlined curriculum of study. Progress during training will be regularly evaluated with both written and verbal feedback.

The fellowship year will be characterized by a balance of mentorship and autonomy. Clinical faculty in head and neck surgery, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology and surgical pathology will mentor the fellow during the training program. Early on, close supervision will be provided. As the clinical year progresses, the fellow will function more as a junior faculty member, leading residents through surgical procedures and determining treatment plans more independently. Scheduled time at the VA Hospital and an independent half-day clinic at UAB will provide additional opportunities for autonomy with the benefit of attending faculty close at hand. An optional two-year funded basic science research training opportunity exists for interested fellows.

UAB provides a rich environment for clinical experience and investigative study of head and neck pathology. The faculty of the head and neck program are committed to making this fellowship an exceptional training opportunity.