International Training Programs : Fellowships


International Fellowship Programs

Formal fellowship programs are available on a limited basis and only in particular subspecialties. These are generally a 1 or 2 year commitment, and require passing of the USMLE to comply with ECFMG requirements. A J1 Visa is a requirement during the fellow’s stay in the United States. The programs may also vary as to their availability of funding for salary and fringe benefits support. The international fellow will have all the rights and privileges afforded our other fellows and residents. They are permitted patient contact and will participate as a critical part of the specific subspecialty team, under the supervision of his/her faculty mentor(s). Specific clinic and operating room duties, research and teaching responsibilities, and other expected academic activities, will be assigned by their faculty mentor.

International Neurotology Fellowship

This two-year program is offered to selected otolaryngologists from outside the U.S.A. The purpose of the program is to offer USA-style medical and surgical training in Otology-Neurotology to doctors who have received their ENT training in non-ACGME accredited Institutions. The fellow participates in all clinical, research and academic activities, and follows the same course curriculum as the Neurotology fellow from our ACGME fellowship. The International fellow returns to his/her country of origin at the conclusion of the fellowship. Many of our graduating International fellows serve as faculty members in their Institutions of origin.

International Rhinology Fellowship

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The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center International Rhinology Fellowship is a 24 month training program. It is designed for international 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 related disorders. The goals and objectives for training include:

  • To further develop the fellow’s surgical skills, required for the performance of advanced endoscopic surgical procedures in the nose and adjacent paranasal sinuses, orbit, and skull base, in children and adults.
  • To develop the fellow’s expertise in the multidisciplinary treatment of common ailments afflicting the upper and lower respiratory system (asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis, allergies, sleep disorders, and other common airway disorders), with an emphasis on chronic inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
  • To develop the fellow’s expertise in the diagnosis and management of allergies and immunologic disorders affecting the upper airway.
  • To enhance the fellow understands about the appropriate workup, indications and potential adverse side-affects of pharmacotherapy versus immunotherapy, for patients with allergies and/or chronic rhinosinusitis.