The Head and Neck Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that accepts one fellow per year. It is accredited by the American Head and Neck Society and the AHNS Advanced Training Council.
The Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship covers the breadth of head and neck surgical oncology, including aerodigestive malignancies, salivary gland benign and malignant masses, head and neck cutaneous malignancies, skull base cancers and endocrine disease.
Unique to the fellowship is an integrative approach to endocrine surgical pathology which incorporates both otolaryngology – head and neck surgeons, as well as endocrine surgeons.
The fellowship incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of head and neck oncology and with a robust experience in reconstruction, including microvascular reconstruction, local and pedicled flaps and orbital reconstruction.
The fellow will have clinical responsibilities, including three to three and a half days in the operating room, one day of clinic and half a day to one day of academic or administrative time.
Surgical responsibilities will include serving as the primary surgeon or supervising surgeon for ablative head and neck surgical cases and endocrine cases depending on the complexity of the case and overall training progression of the fellow.
For reconstructive and skull base cases, the fellow will serve as a first assist and training surgeon in the beginning of the fellowship and transition to the primary or supervising surgeon near the end of the training. Open and endoscopic skull base cases will follow a similar graduated experience for the fellow.
Interested applicants should apply through the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS).
The typical application period extends from December to March of the academic year, two years prior to the fellowship (apply in 2018-2019 for fellowships starting July 2020).
Penn State Health also offers
- General Surgery Residency
- Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship
- Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
- Otolaryngology Residency
- Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
- Urology Residency
- Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
- Plastic Surgery Residency
- Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
- Vascular Surgery Residency
- Surgical Critical Care Fellowship