Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Fully comprehensive in nature, the Austin/Dell Children’s Medical Center Craniofacial Fellowship offers unique didactic opportunities in both adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, while also providing exposure to pediatric plastic surgery, training in microsurgical techniques for craniofacial procedures and exposure to both congenital and acquired conditions in children and adults. Integrated with the multidisciplinary Dell Children’s Craniofacial Team, the goal of this fellowship is to develop knowledge and technical ability in treating craniofacial conditions. We are seeking applicants interested in pursuing academic medicine who have strong academic and research backgrounds and performed well in their residency.
The fellowship is based primarily at Dell Children’s Medical Center, one of only 17 Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in the US. Fellows will spend the other 25% of their time at University Medical Center Brackenridge, a Level I Trauma Center servicing Central Texas. In addition, clinical and or basic science research is encouraged during the fellowship year.
As of July 2012, our program received AGME accreditation, making the Austin program one of only a handful of formally accredited programs in the US.
Fellowship training includes:
Cleft lip/palate care
Alveolar bone grafting
Craniofacial distraction osteogenesis
Le Fort procedures
Skull base tumors
Tissue expansion and general reconstruction
Autologous and Medpor ear reconstruction
Secondary traumatic deformities
Head/neck cancer reconstruction
Dates and duration: 1 full year fellowship, August 1 - July 31. Application deadline is August 31, 2014
Prerequisite Training: Completion of ACGME accredited plastic surgery residency.
Scheduled to accept its first class of 50 students in 2016, the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin intends to offer a unique opportunity in medical education. As part of the campus of one of the nation's leading research universities, it will pursue excellence in healthcare research and in transdisciplinary and interprofessional education. The Dell Medical School will be the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities.