The membership of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) is a tremendous resource for the training of fellows, who are the future of the development of our specialty. The society has developed a registry of skull base fellowships that are offered by the society membership.
The society recognizes that we are a diverse and multidisciplinary group comprised of several different specialties, all of whom have significant interest and focus in the management of skull base neoplasia. Likewise, the nature and character of the various fellowships will represent and reflect their differences. In addition, we recognize that there will be variation between individual fellowship experiences resulting from the differences in the preceptor’s approaches and practices.
To post a Fellowship, please go to the Fellowship Registry Entry Form. You must be a member of NASBS to add a Fellowship to the Registry.
To edit an entry, please log in under the Member credentials used to add the entry to the registry and make edits to the listing.
To apply for Fellowship training, please contact the program directly.
If you need assistance or have questions, please contact NASBS Executive Director, Paula Kupiec, at [email protected].
|Title of Fellowship||McGill Skull Base / Advanced Rhinology Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Dolly Rabbath|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2014|
|Fellowship Director||Marc A. Tewfik, Anthony Zeitouni|
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||Candidates will be individuals having successfully completed an accredited otolaryngology residency who are interested in pursuing a career in academia. Candidates will have to be eligible for a training card from the Quebec College des Médecins.|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
Fellows must meet all of the following criteria:
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||70|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Night and Weekend Call||No|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||200|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Lateral (temporal bone)||15|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||30|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||5|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||Data not available|
|Transcervical||Data not available|
|Transoral||Data not available|
|Cranioplasty||Data not available|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||100|
|Free Flap Repair||Data not available|
|Gammaknife||Data not available|
|Cyberknife||Data not available|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Cyberknife||Data not available|
|Transcranial||Data not available|
|Endovascular||Data not available|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
A endoscopic sinus and skull base dissection station equipped with powered instrumentationand endonasal instrumentation is available in the anatomy laboratory of McGill University and is accessible year-round.
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
While the primary objective of the experience is not to develop researchers, development of academic skills is important in this fellowship. To this end the fellow will:
Participation in a collaborative project with a basic science effort will be according to the orientation of the Skull Base Surgery and Rhinology groups at that time.
|Fellowship Institution Website||mcgill.ca|
Matthew Seeley, Wellington, NZ.
Constanza J. Valdes, Santiago, Chile
Susan Edionwe, Houston, TX.
Humaid Al Humaid, Saudi Arabia.
Tze Choong Charn, Singapore.
Lamiae Himdi, Montreal, QC.
Yazeed Al Suliman, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Investigation and medical management of anterior and posterior fossa skull base pathologies as well as nasal and sinus disorders. Teaching will be through exposure to common pathologies presenting for care in tertiary level clinics in the McGill University hospital network. Drs. Tewfik and Zeitouni will act as preceptors. Exposure to multiple preceptors will maximize exposure and allow the candidate to see different approaches.
The fellow will attend specialized rhinology clinics at least two-half days per week. As well, he/she will be expected to staff one-half day clinic him/herself, with attending supervision/consultation. This regular training will be complemented by exposures to allergy, radiology, and migraine clinics over the course of the year. The fellow will also be required to attend Skull Base Clinic and Skull Base Tumor board.
The candidate will participate in pre, per, and postoperative management of patients presenting for surgery. The candidate's exposure will be tailored to ensure exposure to a broad selection of cases, with a focus on tertiary procedures. Surgery will be performed at the MGH, JGH, and RVH sites. On occasion, the fellow will also participate in pediatric rhinology and skull base surgeries at the MCH site.
The candidate will attend all normal activities of the Department, including evaluation/follow up of hopsitalized patients as required. He/she will also:
Attendance at an endoscopic skull base cadaver course
Attendance at a national meeting
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
If you wish to apply, the starting point is the online application:https://horizon.mcgill.ca/pban1/hzskalog.P_DISPLANGUECHOICE. A 6-step guide to help you successfully navigate through the admissions process can be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/pgme/admissions/apply. Once you apply online, you could check the status of their application on Minerva at:https://horizon.mcgill.ca/pban1/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin