The fellow has the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the co-ordination and care of these patients. FACES has two, full-time, fellowship trained Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons as well as two other Maxillofacial Surgeons in the Facial Surgery Center.
The fellow may expect to be involved in all phases of pediatric deformity and reconstructive care from the neonatal period to adulthood. Generally, direct clinical exposure to and experience with the following conditions is anticipated:
Prenatal ultrasound counseling for congenital deformities
Neonatal care for a variety of deformities and pathology
Primary and secondary cleft management
Airway and feeding issues in children
All conditions of facial deformity and injury
Vascular anomalies and dermatologic pathology
Research is welcomed and available to the fellow. It is anticipated that the fellow will publish one refereed article. There are opportunities to assist in text and chapter writing.
Meetings and Academic Events:
The fellow is encouraged to attend local meetings and conferences and is institutionally supported to attend one national meeting per year or more if the fellow is presenting a paper or abstract.
The fellowship is funded by CAMC at a PGY 6 or 7 level. CAMC has an attractive benefits package including medical and dental insurance.
The fellowship is open to all candidates who have successfully completed a certified Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery residency. Preference is given to North American graduates of dental and/or medical school(s). West Virginia licensure in dentistry or medicine is necessary in order to enhance the fellow's experience.
The Section of Maxillofacial Surgery, as part of the Department of Surgery, participates in an array of educational activities, including surgical and pediatric grand rounds, trauma review clinics, lectures by attending and guest surgeons and CAMC-sponsored symposia. Regular journal review and article critique is also undertaken.