Global Online Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery
and Oncology by MSKCC and IFHNOS

Last date for applications for the 2017 course is September 1, 2017

KARACHI: Prof. Jatin Shah a world renowned Head & Neck Surgeon was the Master trainer at the Fourth Surgical Week for Endocrine Disease organized by JPMC recently. During the course he also announced that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from United States has started a Global Online Fellowship Course in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology. Till 2016, eighty three Fellows from all over the world have been certified. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York is running this course in collaboration with International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies.

Last date for applications for the 2017 course is September 1, 2017. Application processing fee is US$ 100/- (one hundred dollars). The course curriculum and Examination Fee is US$ 2,500/- (Two thousand five hundred). Giving further details of the Fellowship Course, Prof. Jatin Shah said that it is a twenty month Text Learning and Video watching of specific topics. There are seven quarterly exams. One month observer ship at an approved site is essential. For selecting Mentors one can visit

For Fellowship 2017 Written – Online examinations will be held on January 12,2018, April 13,2018, July 13, 2018, October 12, 2018, January 11, 2019, April 12, 2019 and July 12,2019.  Oral Examination will be conducted during October 2019 at various locations. Applicants must have five years of surgical training following completion of medical school and board certification of equivalent in the specialty of general surgery, otolaryngology, and plastic surgery. They must be currently engaged in Head and Neck surgery training or practice. They are required to provide Certification and letter of support from the Head of the institution where the candidates conducts his/her clinical activities indicating commitment to the spatiality current nature and tenure of employment. They are also required to submit personal statement indicating commitment to complete the Fellowship and future career goals to utilize the knowledge gained through this Fellowship.

Course curriculum  consists of Surgical Anatomy, History and Basic Principles of Head and Neck Surgery, epidemiology, Etiology and Pathology, Diagnostic, Radiology of the Head and Neck, Tumours of the Scalp, Skin and Melanoma, Eyelids and Orbit, Nasal Cavity and Para nasal Sinuses, Skull Base and Temporal Bone, Lips and Oral Cavity Pharynx and Esophagus, Larynx and Trachea, Cervical Lymph Nodes, Thyroid and Parrathymoid Glands, Salivary Glands, Neurogenic Tumors and Paragangliomas, Soft Tissue Tumours, Bone tumors and Odontogenic lesions, Reconstructive Surgery, Oncologic Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Principles of Radiation Oncology, Principles of Chemotherapy, Molecular oncology Genomics and Immunology, Nutrition, Biostatistics, Video viewing of operative techniques on the IFHNOS website. This Fellowship ensures that the candidates have acquired an established global standard of core knowledge and matured their judgment process through self- education and successful completion of all examinations.

Approved Observer ship Sites are located in United States, Canada, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Israel, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Australia and Brazil.

Course Curriculum and Examination fees can be paid one time or in two installments of US$ 1250/-. Checks made out to IFHNOS can be sent to Dr. Jatin Shah, 1275 York Avenue, C-1067, New York, New York 10065, USA.