The University of Utah NeuroRhinology and Advanced Sinus Surgery Fellowship is built upon a foundation of clinical and academic excellence. This one-year fellowship involves training in all aspects of medical and surgical rhinology. Fellows receive comprehensive training in advanced techniques, including endoscopic skull base surgery and surgery for complicated inflammatory disease. An emphasis on skull base surgery will be placed through our skull base dissection lab and collaborations with neurosurgical colleagues at the University of Utah.
Delivery of high-level, patient-centered clinical care is complemented by a focus on academic prowess and productivity. Fellows are actively engaged in the program’s research mission, which includes basic science, patient outcomes, therapeutics, and translational research.
Fellows receive a faculty appointment at the instructor level and are actively engaged in all aspects of the department’s teaching program. Teaching residents and other colleagues is a core competency that will be developed during the fellowship. It is expected that fellows will participate in grand rounds, weekly rhinology case conferences, skull base lab dissections, and informal teaching in the clinic and operating rooms. In addition to other clinical duties, fellows will manage an independent rhinology-focused clinic and surgical practice, with increasing autonomy as the year progresses.
Fellows are paid at the University’s PGY-6 level. Paid vacation time is provided.
Requirements for Appointment
Applicants must be board-eligible/board-certified and satisfy the requirements for appointment to the University of Utah faculty and the Veteran’s Hospital, including obtaining a Utah medical licensure.
The fellowship begins in July and the University of Utah is participating in the rhinology program match. Deadlines and applications are available at www.SFmatch.org. All applications should be filed through www.SFmatch.org. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to an impactful career in rhinology. Applications will be thoroughly reviewed on an individual basis prior to an offer to interview.
Parental, Caregiver & Medical Leave During Training Policy
Leaves of absence are defined as requests for time away from accredited training for parental, caregiver, or personal medical leave. Leave of absence requests may be granted to fellows at the discretion of the Fellowship Director in accordance with local rules.
There is only one parental, caregiver, and/or medical leave allowed per fellowship, but the time can be broken up into sections as needed. The total of such leaves will not exceed eight weeks in one- or two- year ACGME- accredited fellowship programs. If a circumstance occurs in which a fellow’s absence exceeds the allotted time outlined in this policy, the Fellowship Director(s) will determine with the fellow how the necessary training will be achieved, which may require an extension of the fellowship.
Richard Orlandi, MD