The Department of Plastic Surgery is accepting applications for a one-year fellowship program in microvascular reconstructive surgery. This educational program involves training in advanced microvascular and complex reconstructive surgery techniques, and a requirement for completion of a clinical or basic science research project.
The fellowship is designed to provide advanced postgraduate training for plastic surgeons in microvascular reconstructive surgery specifically related to the oncology patient. MD Anderson offers a unique opportunity for the training of board-eligible plastic surgeons interested in microvascular and complex reconstructive surgery involved in the definitive care of all types of cancer treatment.
The objectives of the Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship are to:
- Become familiar with the multi-disciplinary approach as practiced at MD Anderson
- Acquire special expertise in the evaluation and management of difficult wound problems related to cancer and its care
- Develop practical expertise with many varieties of microvascular flaps for reconstruction in all areas of the body
- Complete at least one research project in either clinical research or basic science.
The fellow is expected to be actively involved in patient care in the clinic, operating room, and hospital floors at the working level of a fully trained plastic surgeon. Under the supervision of the faculty surgeons, the fellow is directly responsible for the primary post-operative management of the microvascular flap reconstructions. He or she will also work closely with the referring physicians in the overall definitive care of the cancer patient.
The trainee will also have the opportunity both in the clinic, seeing the preoperative patient consult, and while presenting patients at Surgical Indications Conference, to develop microvascular surgery planning skills. The fellow will be required to undertake at least one research project related to their training.
How to Apply
All applicants must register through the SF Match website. Additional details regarding the Microsurgery Fellowship Match can be found on the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery website.
Candidates must be board-eligible in plastic surgery or its foreign equivalent, or have completed a formal plastic and reconstructive surgery training program or its foreign equivalent. Interviews will be required.
Required materials for review include:
- Curriculum vitae
- Medical school transcripts
- Residency and fellowship program director’s recommendation
- Other letters of reference
- A personal statement
Requests for applications should be sent to:
Leanne Frazer, Program Coordinator
Department of Plastic Surgery - Unit 1488
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301402
Houston, TX 77230-1402
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.