Application opens October 2022.
In 2020, the AO CMF NA Board created a new resource for the CMF membership to support deserving post-graduate fellowship programs within the United States and Canada.
The open and broad call for fellowship applications is available to fellowship programs in all fields of craniomaxillofacial surgery.
The number of awards and the award amount will be at the discretion of the AO CMF North America Board.
Prerequisites & eligibility
The fellow’s training shall be spent in a clinical setting under the direction of the clinical faculty of the institution. This period of time must provide the fellows with an organized, comprehensive, supervised, full-time educational experience in the field of craniomaxillofacial surgery, including the management of patients, the performance of surgical procedures and the integration of surgical therapies and diagnostic modalities into the clinical management of the patient.
Applicants for the fellowship position will be chosen solely by the institution. The Fellowship Program Director and teaching staff are responsible for the general administration of the program, including activities related to the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, counseling, evaluation/advancement of fellows.
How to apply
Online application opens October 2022.
Funding & deliverables
Sites will be awarded $20,000 to support fellowship activities. The one-year award, based on a 12-month academic year, is intended to provide funding to an institution to support its post-graduate fellowship program including such direct costs as stipends and benefits, fellows research expenses, and education expenses.
Selected programs will provide consistent and periodic reporting of the fellow’s performance during the period of training to verify that they have demonstrated sufficient professional ability to practice competently and independently.
Fellows must attend one Management of Facial Trauma Course and one Advanced Course offered by AO North America during the fellowship year. Additionally, fellows must submit an article to Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction (the AO CMF journal) during the fellowship year.
Current CMF Fellowship sites include
- Johns Hopkins University
- Yale University
- Hospital for Sick Children
- University of CA San Francisco
- Thomas Jefferson University