Advanced Training in Head & Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery
The AHNS Advanced Training Council oversees the Society’s accredited fellowship programs and policies. The fellowship period is one to two years, depending upon the program, with facilities for basic science research for one year in select programs. Training is focused on head and neck surgery with special emphasis on ablative surgery, along with reconstructive, skull base surgery, and understanding of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A majority of the fellows who have completed training programs now practice head and neck surgery in an academic setting.
Accreditation: Each fellowship program approved by the AHNS Advanced Training Council (ATC) undergoes site review at regular intervals. During these reviews, through a carefully structured evaluation system, the ATC analyzes the program’s strengths and weaknesses to ensure that adherence to the core curriculum, adequate faculty participation, caseload, and overall quality are all maintained. ATC then makes recommendations for accreditation to the AHNS Executive Council. A certificate is awarded by the Society to those candidates who follow the rigid criteria and successfully complete the fellowship.
Programs interested in AHNS accreditation may apply for approval by contacting JJ Jackman at [email protected] and requesting an application.
To access ATC program guidelines for Head & Neck Fellowships, click HERE.
To access ATC program guidelines for Endocrine Fellowships, click HERE.