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Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship in Rhinology

Ralph Metson, M.D.
One year
Educational Objectives:

a. To provide advanced post-residency clinical training in the management of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
b. To provide surgical training in minimally invasive approaches to the paranasal sinuses, orbit, and skull base, including endoscopic primary and revision sinus surgery, advanced frontal sinus techniques, transnasal approaches to the orbit (orbital and optic nerve decompression, DCR), and endoscopic skull base procedures (CSF leak and encephalocele repair, tumor resection).
c. To provide opportunities to perform quality clinical, translational, and basic science research in the field of rhinology.

Model of weekly schedule and methods by which progress will be assessed: 

AM: RM clinic
AM: OR with RM
AM: Research
AM: RM clinic
PM: OR with RM
PM: OR with RM
PM: RM clinic
PM: OR with RM
PM: SG/EH clinic
RM – Ralph Metson; SG – Stacey Gray; EH – Eric Holbrook; EW – Emergency Ward

The Fellowship Director will meet with the Fellow at least twice yearly to assess progress.

Identification of Faculty Involved:
Ralph Metson, M.D. (preceptor)
Clinical Professor, Department of Otology and Laryngology,
Harvard Medical School

Stacey Gray, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Otology and Laryngology

Eric Holbrook, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Research Time:
Research will be strongly encouraged.  One-half day a week (Thursday mornings) will be protected for research and educational activities.

Salary and Benefits:
Fellowship expenses, including malpractice insurance and travel will be covered through MEEI funds under the direction of Ralph Metson, MD.  Standard benefits for MEEI employees, including health insurance, will be available.

Allocation of Time:
The Clinical Fellowship shall be full-time occupation.  Fellows may be asked to supervise the MEEI Emergency Ward at the discretion of the Preceptor.  Fellows will be required to assist in surgical cases, to round on inpatients, and staff appropriate consults.

Application Process:
Deadline: February 1

Candidates will apply through the San Francisco Match Program. Rank list will be determined by a Selection Committee, led by the Fellowship Director.  Rules of the match will be abided.

Apply through the match program at