Name of Institution:
Department of Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine
Montreal Children's Hospital
Type of fellowship:
Pediatric otolaryngology fellowship (Research and/or Clinical)
This is not accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO)
One fellowship position at the MCH
Starting from July 1 to June 30 of a given year
- The fellow will be directly responsible to the Director of the Fellowship Training Program and the Otolaryngologist-in-Chief of the hospital at which the fellow is based. The fellow will be classified as research or clinical, as determined by the Fellowship Committee, presented to the Residency Program Director, who brings it to the Residency Training Committee for review and approval. Once the proposal is approved, the Residency Program Director submits it to the Associate Dean for confirmation by the office of the Dean of the McGill Faculty of Medicine.
- The fellow will follow similar research guidelines as Enrichment year residents. This will include submission of a research proposal, implementation of the research project, presentations to the committee (initial, mid-year progress, fellowship grand rounds), and submission of a final report. The fellow must publish a minimum of one research-oriented paper during the fellowship year. Attendance at Research Topics lectures (Dr. Segal) is encouraged.
- Clinical and teaching duties and course work will be determined by the individual supervisor and the fellowship committee. These include rounds with the resident staff, lectures to medical students and residents, as well as supervision of resident consultations, and discussion with attending staff.
- Fellows will not compete with the residents for clinical or surgical case material, but will rather complement the training experience of the residents.
Fellowship Program Director:
Dr. Jamie Rappaport
- Dr. Melvin D. Schloss
- Dr. John J. Manoukian
- Dr. Sam Daniel
- Dr. Lily Nguyen
The Montreal Children's Hospital serves as the sole training site for pediatric otolaryngology. The hospital offers fellows complete pediatric experience; clinics operate five days a week and include designed sub-specialty clinics. A wide range of patients and referrals as well as complex cases are seen through the clinics. The Montreal Children's Hospital also offers a busy consultation service, again providing fellows with exposure to a wide range of pediatric otolaryngology and pathologic conditions.
The operative experience also includes exposure to a wide range of more complex surgical procedures in all pediatric otolaryngology subspecialties including otology, rhinology, laryngology, and head and neck surgeries.
Fellows will have access as the residents do to all McGill Faculty of Medicine facilities including its libraries, internet services, and McGill Simulation centre.
There is enough material to share between the residents and fellows so that the resources used for the fellowship do not interfere with residency training, however fellows will not compete with the residents for clinical or surgical case material, but will rather complement the training experience of the residents.
Fellow duties and responsibilities:
- Staff the clinic, and help residents' training in the clinics
- Attending specialty clinics
- Assist the residents for consultations during the weekdays and discuss them with the attending staff
- Rounds with residents and supervision of all in-patient consultations and discussion with attending staff
- Assist the residents in the management of admitted patients
On call responsibility:
- On call responsibilities for surgical cases he/she is involved
- Will be assigned few days/weekends on call by the attending staff
- Share surgical procedures with the residents other than minor cases (head and neck masses, otology cases including BAHA & Cochlear implants, FESS, bronchoscopies with or without laser, esophagoscopies, airway surgeries including laryngotracheal reconstruction cases, etc.)
- The OR cases to be performed by the fellow are assigned by the attending staff so that they will not interfere with residency training. Fellows will not compete with the residents for surgical case material, but will rather complement the training experience of the residents.
The pediatric fellow will be responsible for:
- Attending and helping the residents to organize Monday morning ENT departmental and radiology rounds
- Attending all educational activities in the Department of Otolaryngology at McGill University including university grand rounds, journal clubs, and pediatric specific visiting professorship lectureship and seminars
- The fellow's research will entail a submission of a research proposal, implementation of a research project, presentations to the committee (initial and mid-year progress, fellowship grand rounds), and submission of a final report.
- The fellow must publish a minimum of one research-oriented paper during the fellowship year. He is also encouraged to present his research project in national and international meetings.
- Attendance at research topic lectures (Dr. Segal) is encouraged.
Role of the fellow towards residents and their teaching activities:
- The pediatric fellow must be heavily involved in teaching residents and students during all their daily clinical activities. He must be involved in teaching in the OR and assisting residents and must not compete with residents but rather be involved at a level suitable to his/her training. This means more active participation in difficult or revision cases that are unsuitable for chief residents and more of a teaching role in cases that are suitable for resident training.
- The fellow is expected to be active in teaching and role modeling in all the seven CanMEDS roles: medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar, and professional.
- The fellows will be evaluated every six months.
- The fellows will also evaluate semi-annually the teaching faculty and fellowship program.
- They should submit their clinical caseload, research activity, and publication list to the Fellowship Program Director and the Program Director of the Residency Training Program.
Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will receive a certificate signed by
- the Fellowship Program Director and the Program Director or Departmental Chair and
- the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education.