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The Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is a brand-new training opportunity that covers the breadth of academic facial plastic surgery. Fellows will be exposed to both reconstructive and cosmetic cases of the face, head and neck. Depending on the fellow’s specific interests, there will be opportunities to enrich learning within craniofacial surgery (cleft lip and palate), oculoplastic surgery, and advanced head and neck reconstructive surgery.
Because this fellowship incorporates all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery, the fellow will be able to tailor their training to their individual interests and career aspirations. There will also be opportunities to mentor both medical students and residents and to perform research in an area of their interest.
One of the unique features of this program is the multidisciplinary nature in which the fellow can spend time with colleagues in plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. We also will have the fellow see patients in our multidisciplinary cosmetic clinic, where the fellow will have half a day of clinic per week. The fellow will also be involved in both clinical and surgical treatment of facial nerve disorders through our collaborative facial nerve disorders clinic.
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The fellow will be appointed as a clinical instructor and blend learning with clinical responsibilities within all realms of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The weekly schedule will be tailored to the fellow’s needs, but would include a half day of fellow cosmetic clinic, one to two days per month of facial nerve clinic and one to two days per month of academic facial plastic surgery clinic. The remainder of the time will be spent between the Hershey Medical Center campus and Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center enriching their skills in the operating, both as a primary and first-assist surgeon.
Autonomy will vary depending on the complexity of the case and overall training progression of the fellow.
In addition, the fellow will have opportunities to observe craniofacial cases, in addition to, oculoplastic cases depending on scheduling.
Interested applicants can find the full application details on the AAFPRS Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery webpage and submit the application with all required materials. Applications should be submitted by Feb. 1 of the academic year two years prior to the fellowship; for instance, applications for fellowships starting July 2024 will apply in 2022-2023.
Penn State Health
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to improve health through patient care, research, education and community outreach.
In December 2017, the system partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. The shared goal of Highmark and Penn State Health is to ensure patients in the community are within:
- 10 minutes of a Penn State Health primary care provider
- 20 minutes of Penn State Health specialty care
- 30 minutes of a Penn State Health acute care facility
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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr., Hershey, Pa., 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)
- The health system’s 628-bed flagship teaching and research hospital
- The only medical facility in Pennsylvania accredited as both an adult and a pediatric Level I (highest-level) trauma center
- Dedicated surgical, neuroscience, cardiovascular, trauma and medical intensive care units
- Accredited Life Lion critical-care transport providing more than 1,100 helicopter and approximately 750 ground ambulance transports per year
- More than 1,300 faculty members and more than 650 residents and fellows
- Approximately 28,500 admissions, 75,000 emergency department visits, 1.1 million outpatient visits and 32,000 surgical procedures annually
- Designated as a Magnet hospital four consecutive times, one of 116 hospitals to do so
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Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
600 University Dr., Hershey, Pa. 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)
- An eight-story, 263,000-square-foot-facility built in 2013 and expanded in 2020
- 146 licensed pediatric beds, 18 acute care beds and a 56-bed neonatal intensive care unit
- Level IV (highest-level) neonatal intensive care unit
- Level I quaternary (highest-level) pediatric intensive care unit
- Level I (highest-level) pediatric trauma center designation
- Intermediate care unit
- Dedicated pediatric operating rooms
- More than 150,000 pediatric outpatient visits and approximately 5,000 pediatric patient discharges annually
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Wellness, including emotional, spiritual, social and physical health, is a crucial component to training and to becoming a professional, compassionate and resilient physician. Self-care is a skill which must be continually practiced and reinforced. Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health are committed to addressing wellness among residents and fellows, with multiple resources readily available.
- Visit BeWell – a health program designed to support Penn State Health employees
- See Penn State College of Medicine wellness resources here
- Employee Health Care Concierge and Case Management Service
- Partners in Medicine
- The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine
Graduate medical education resources
Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine celebrate, embrace and support the diversity of all patients, faculty, staff, students and trainees.
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In keeping with this, Penn State Health has an active Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with various programs, networks and resource groups, including:
- Talks and lectures on diversity, equity and inclusion through the Inclusion Academy
- Regular events on topics such as eradicating racism and creating a culture of inclusiveness
- An allyship support group
- Many Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs), including:
- Disability Business Employee Resource Group
- Interfaith Business Employee Resource Group
- LGBTQ+ Business Employee Resource Group
- Military and Veterans Business Employee Resource Group
- Multicultural Business Employee Resource Group
- NextGen Business Employee Resource Group
Learn more about the Penn State Health Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Learn more about the College of Medicine’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Belonging
Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education
The vision at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health is to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to provide culturally excellent health care and research for an increasingly diverse U.S. population. The Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education was formed to help meet that goal.
Learn more about the Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education
Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
In addition, the institution does not tolerate discrimination, biases, microaggression, harassment or learner mistreatment of any kind, and any concerns are immediately addressed by the Office for a Respectful Learning Environment.
Learn more about the Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
Network of Under-represented Residents and Fellows
The Network of Under-represented Residents and Fellows (NURF) is a group of diverse residents and fellows representing all specialties. NURF’s goal is to promote cultural diversity in the residency programs through community involvement, mentorship with diverse faculty, professional networking and support for the recruitment of diverse medical students into the residency programs.
NURF is sponsored by the Penn State College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Office and the Penn State Health Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.