Applicants who have completed their medical education outside of the US or Canada, and who have completed or will complete a non ACGME-approved or non RCPSC-approved residency in Otolaryngology, General Surgery, or Plastic Surgery (Head and Neck Fellowships) and Otolaryngology and General Surgery (Head and Neck Endocrine Fellowships) may complete the common application for AHNS fellowship training. These applicants will be considered “International Track” applicants, and upon successful completion of fellowship training as certified by their fellowship director and approved by the ATC in similar fashion as for US and Canadian trained fellows (see below), will be eligible to receive a certificate of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship Training, International Track, or Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Training, International Track, from the Advanced Training Council of the AHNS.
It is expected that International Track Applicants will demonstrate exceptional qualifications in comparison with peers throughout training, including in areas of clinical excellence, leadership, participation in additional clinical or research training, or demonstrated scholarship in the core specialty.
Applicants for the International Track must have Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification and documentation of residency training in Otolaryngology, General Surgery, or Plastic Surgery as appropriate for the fellowship applied for with the expectation of completion of that training by the expected fellowship start date of the corresponding match cycle in order to participate in the match. The ATC will verify these minimum requirements at the time of distribution of the International Track applicant’s application to designated programs. It is the responsibility of the program director and fellowship selection committee of the fellowship program to assess the applicant’s suitability to enter the program, based on prior training and review of the summative evaluations of training in the core specialty, and appropriate institutional review by the program’s sponsoring institution of the applicant’s eligibility for Visa sponsorship and local and state/province requirements for licensure for practice in the training environment of that institution inclusive of requirements for passage of USMLE or equivalent examinations. The program must have reasonable expectation that all such eligibility requirements can be met by the time of the designated fellowship start date before ranking an applicant for selection by the program in the match.
The FY2025 Fellowship Match Application has closed. International applicants interested in FY2021 fellowships should contact programs directl. Contact information can be found in the Fellowship Directory.
For further information, please contact JJ Jackman at [email protected]
|Advanced Training Council|
|American Board of Otolaryngology, booklet information, foreign training|
|American Board of Plastic Surgery, training requirements|
|American Board of Surgery, credit for foreign graduate education|