Education : Fellowship Programs

Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

The University of Miami Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship is a 12 month training program. It is designed for otololaryngologists that have completed their residency and desire to advance their fund of knowledge and surgical skills in the otolaryngology subspecialty area of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. Advanced endoscopic rhinologic and orbital/skull base cases are the focus of this fellowship. This includes, but is not limited to, the care of complicated rhinologic cases and performing advanced endoscopic sinus procedures. The latter includes: extended sinusotomies (frontal, sphenoid, or maxillary), sphenopalatine and internal maxillary artery cauterizations/ligations for the control of epistaxis, orbital and/or optic nerve decompression, meningoencephalocele resection and/or CSF leak repair, resection of sellar and suprasellar lesions (craniopharyngiomas, adenomas, rathke’s cysts, etc.), resection of benign and malignant sinonasal neoplasms of the skull base ( clival chordomas, petrous apex cholesterol granulomas, anterior skull base resection), and other endoscopic skull base procedures. The fellow is also actively involved in resident supervision and teaching. He/she helps the faculty in assisting the residents on a number of common general otolaryngologic procedures. This helps maintain the fellow’s surgical skills or proficiency in these commonly performed procedures over the course of the year.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
• Board-eligible/Board-certified otolaryngologist
• Valid Florida State medical license or be eligible to obtain one
• Interest in rhinology and rhinologic research, as demonstrated by prior experience

APPLICATION INFORMATION
We use the SFMatch and all applicants must apply through that organization at SFMatch . CV, three letters of recommendation, USMLE scores are required. Applications are reviewed in the winter/spring for a position beginning July 1 of the subsequent year. Selected applicants are invited to travel to Miami for an individual interview with the faculty, and spend time with our current fellow, observing his/her surgical skills and interactions with the faculty, staff, and residents. The interview is a 2 day commitment.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
February 1

Fellowship Program Administrator
Jenine M. Dunn
Phone: (305) 243-6466
jmdunn@med.miami.edu