The Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetic Fellowship is a fourth-year-level program for board-eligible or board-qualified prosthodontists who have completed a program in prosthodontics at a U.S. institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
The one-year program prepares fellows in all aspects of managing and treating oral oncology patients. Participants are selected through a process that involves review of a written application, including letters of reference from past mentors and program directors, followed by a personal interview. The final selection is made eight months before the scheduled starting date.
The objective of this fellowship program is to provide advanced training in maxillofacial prosthetics and oral oncology. The training entails direct involvement in patient care under the direct supervision of full-time faculty, as well as participation in an organized, didactic core curriculum. Fellows have an opportunity to interact extensively with head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and practitioners of other medical disciplines involved in the care of cancer patients. A mentor from the faculty is assigned to each fellow to supervise a research project.
The fellowship includes five subsections related to specific cancer therapies. Fellows can participate in rotations specifically designed to enhance learning in the following areas:
- Radiation oncology
- Medical oncology
- Intraoral rehabilitation
- Facial prosthetics
- Speech rehabilitation
In addition to completing the core curriculum and clinical responsibilities, each trainee is accountable for completing a research project and three case reports written in accordance with a specific departmental format and approved by a faculty mentor and fellowship coordinator. Formal oral presentations are made before faculty members of the Section of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.
How to Apply
Apply to this program using the DISCOVER online application system.
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.