The list of participating programs for the NASBS Neurosurgery Skull Base Fellowship Match Program is included below. Fellowship positions in this cycle will begin July 1, 2025. Applicants are able to complete one central application to some or all of these programs and the application will be open until 11:59pm Pacific Time June 15, 2023.
Participating programs will schedule interviews July 1 through October 1.
Rank lists are due October 15, 2023
Match Day – December 1, 2023
Prior to submitting your application, please prepare your Letter of Intent, CV, and three Letters of Recommendation. Note: Letters of Recommendation can either be uploaded directly with the application or sent separately from the letter writers to [email protected] and the applicant’s name should be included in the subject line of the email with “LOR”.
Prospective Fellows: When ready, please proceed to the Match Application
|Institution||University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Title of Fellowship||Skull Base Fellowship|
|Fellowship Director||Shaan M. Raza|
|Program Coordinator's Name||Stephanie Hood|
|Contact Name for Applications||Stephanie Hood|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||Yes|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Fellow needs to have full medical license||Yes|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate to participate in accredited GME in the United States. ECFMG certification provides an assurance to residency programs that international medical graduates have met the minimum standards, including proficiency in English, required to enter such programs.
|Fellowship Program Description:|
Fellowship Applicants must submit:
The objective of the training program is to produce surgeons who not only have refined their technical abilities in the full spectrum of cranial base approaches, but also have a comprehensive understanding of tumor biology along with the fundamentals of multimodality care for malignant and benign disease. A majority of the fellowship is spent on clinical service in the operating room and outpatient clinic with the program faculty. Under the guidance of the faculty, fellows are exposed to the multidisciplinary care of patients with a variety of pathologies unique to the skull base. The fellows work closely with colleagues in Head and Neck Surgery, Neuro-Otology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and Medical and Radiation Oncology. The experience centers on problem-focused decision making, the acquisition and refinement of advanced surgical techniques, as well as the study of complex anatomy of the region. They are trained in technically challenging open procedures as well as endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures. It is a unique program due to the high volume of patients seen at M.D. Anderson with malignant and benign skull base pathology along with the expertise in all treatment modalities. To supplement this intensive experience in skull base surgery, fellows will also participate in regularly occurring multidisciplinary skull base tumor boards. There is a strong academic component to the program where fellows will develop clinical research projects in conjunction with other departments.