The goal of the Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship program is to train oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of patients with benign and malignant lesions of the head and neck. In addition to learning techniques of ablation, reconstruction, and evaluation, the fellow will participate in a variety of educational and multi disciplinary conferences. These experiences occur within the department and with other departments including, but not limited to, ENT, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Critical Care, Surgical Oncology, and Hospital Dentistry/Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Microsurgical training is provided by the University of Michigan Microsurgery Training Center, which is part of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as through operating room experience.
The program is one to two years in duration. The length of the program and requirements for off service rotations will be determined by the director of the fellowship program based on the background of the fellowship candidate prior to admission.
The fellowship is open to US and Canadian dental school graduates who have completed a CODA approved residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, regardless of professional degree(s). Non-discriminatory policies are followed in selecting fellows.