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Mass General Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Center for Applied Clinical Investigation offer one-year and two-year post-doctoral fellowships in Clinical Investigation. This unique curriculum leads to a Certificate from Mass General. Candidates for the one-year track may pursue a concurrent Certificate from the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. Two-year candates may complete the fellowship in conjunction with an MPH or DPH program at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The goal of the fellowship is to learn the principles and practice of patient-oriented research in preparation for an academic career as a clinical researcher in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It is the intent that upon completion of this program, the Fellow will be able to:
There is currently no institutional funding for this Fellowship. Candidates who are self- or institutionally-funded are welcome to apply.
At this time, Mass General does not assess tuition or fees for this Fellowship program (subject to change) or for the courses of the Mass General Clinical Research Program. The following are budget estimates based on the 2011-12 academic year:
Clinical Effectiveness program
MPH Degree program
$35,040 per year
Boston living expenses (rent, transportation) est. $2500/month minimum
Candidates for the Fellowship should be board-certified, board-eligible (or for international candidates, possess an equivalent recognizable certification) in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Fellows must be sponsored and supported by their home institution, including obtaining a letter of intent for ongoing employment in an academic position for a minimum period of two years upon completion of the Fellowship program. This program is designed for emerging residents and junior faculty who are committed to an ongoing academic career in clinical investigation in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
In some cases, the fellowship structure may be modified to fit the specific needs of an exceptional candidate or integrated with undergraduate dental training. Candidates should be seeking a career path in academic oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The Fellow will undergo periodic evaluation to assess compliance with minimum acceptable standards of performance in the progress of the key research program and the agreed upon academic curriculum. In addition, the 2011-12 Fellow will meet the following milestones:
Didactic (classroom) work is a major component of the Fellowship in Clinical Investigation. Through formal educational offerings, the Fellow will achieve a solid background in process and analytical methodology required to conduct sound scientific work.
The fellow may choose between two tracks: 1) one-year with Mass General certificate, or 2) two-year with Mass General certificate and HSPH degree. In the case of Fellows choosing the two-year option, research projects may be expanded to run concurrently with the degree program.
In addition, Fellows may take advantage of course offerings from the Mass General Clinical Research Program. These include (subject to change and availability):
Fellows will be expected to demonstrate satisfactory completion of all courses taken.
Opportunities for part-time clinical work are dependent upon the candidate's citizenship and licensing status.
The primary activity of the Fellow will be the participation in patient-oriented research, including taking a primary operational role in at least one major Mass General-based research project through the term of the Fellowship. Topics for research projects vary from year to year. The Fellow will be assigned a topic based on clinical interest, application to the home institution, and Mass General resources. Current opportunities (subject to change) include potential work in the following clinical areas:
Inquires should be directed to Dr. Thomas Dodson, Director of the Center for Applied Clinical Investigation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the OMFS Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, visit the Center for Applied Clinical Investigation.
Qualified applications should submit the following:
Send all application materials to:
Thomas B. Dodson, DMD, MPH, Director Center for Applied Clinical Investigation Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of OMFS 55 Fruit Street - Warren 1201Boston, MA 02114 email@example.com
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Academic Office
Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, Chief of Service
Joe Fraser, Administrative Director
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