Candidates who received their medical training in countries other than the United States or Canada are not eligible to participate in the AHNS Fellowship match; however, these individuals may be eligible to complete an Advanced Training Council Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery outside of the match either in unfilled match spots or with programs that have been approved for international fellows to complement US/Canadian fellows. The programs that do accept will international candidates typically will have this listed in their program description.
It is expected that international applicants will have completed a post-graduate course of training in their country in general surgery, plastic surgery or otolaryngology, and that this course of training is comparable to the requirements established for the United States and Canada. Acceptance of international applicants is at the discretion of each individual Program Director. The ATC approved fellowship spots will be held for candidates in the match until after the match has been completed on July 1, 2020. Those who complete a fellowship will receive a certificate from their fellowship program verifying their participation as an international fellow in head and neck surgery.
International applicants complete an online AHNS Fellowship application form. International applicants pay only the $50 processing fee – you do NOT pay the $15 fee for each individual program and you do NOT need to apply for membership in the AHNS. Upon the completion of the FY2021 match process on July 1, 2020, your application will be distributed to the programs that wish to review international applicants.
The FY2021 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]
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