Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan
The outcomes assessment plan for the fellowship program in Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery is designed to measure and document the effectiveness of the fellow training in this area. The fellow will be evaluated on a quarterly basis. Performance factors include patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, system-based practice, technical skills, teaching/learning skills and leadership. These elements are derived from the ACGME framework developed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and applicable to this interdisciplinary program in Dentistry which is accredited by CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation).
Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Competency Statements
The Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Fellow will be proficient and able to:
- Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in interactions with patients and colleagues.
- Evaluate the medical status of oncology patients and determine their ability to tolerate surgical treatment.
- Develop appropriate differential diagnoses and establish a diagnostic plan for the oral/head and neck oncologic surgery patient.
- Develop a comprehensive treatment plan and provide surgical treatment for the management of oral/head and neck oncology.
- Understand the role of radiation therapy and chemotherapy in the treatment and management of malignant tumors of the oral and maxillofacial region.
- Understand the interdisciplinary approach to care of the oral/head and neck oncologic surgery patient and importance of quality of life in decision making process.
- Develop a reconstructive treatment plan and provide surgical reconstruction for the oral/head and neck oncologic surgery patient.
The fellow is expected to seek board certification in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) or its equivalent. It is encouraged that the fellow present and publish his/her research during the fellowship. A full time academic position after the completion of the fellowship will be a highly desirable outcome of the fellowship program. Outcome assessments from the fellow and faculty will be solicited and reviewed annually to determine if changes are needed to the overall program.