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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Program Director: Carter Van Waes, MD, PhD
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has research opportunities for Otolaryngology residents sponsored by their ACGME program, and an early career Otolaryngology Surgeon Scientist Career Development Program (OSCDP): http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/research/training/pages/training.aspx. The OSCDP aims to promote training and research opportunities for physicians committed to pursuing translational research by providing an optimal environment in which to develop the skills necessary for cutting-edge, translational research on human communication processes in health and disease.
NIDCD has hosted Otolaryngology residents for resident research rotations from diverse programs. Typically, residencies provide 3-6 months for research, but residents and their program directors are encouraged to consider research experience of 1-2 years in order to obtain in depth research training and experience, if feasible. The participant, with the assistance of one or more mentors, will design a translational research project that is of interest to the candidate and exploits the research strengths of the intramural NIH environment. Research interests of current NIDCD faculty may be found at http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/research/faculty/pages/alpha.aspx. Opportunities to integrate activities and resources of nearby academic otolaryngology programs are also available.
The OSCDP is a mentored, career development program for junior faculty within the NIDCD Intramural Research Program. The program typically requires two to five years, during which time the candidate designs and implements a career development plan that ideally integrates basic scientific and clinical research. The participant, with the assistance of one or more mentors and an OSCDP review committee, will design a translational research project that is of interest to the candidate and exploits the research strengths of the intramural NIH environment. Research interests of current NIDCD faculty may be found at http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/research/faculty/pages/alpha.aspx. Opportunities to integrate activities and resources of nearby academic otolaryngology programs are also available.
Areas of priority and opportunity include disorders affecting hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. Current programs have advanced the capability for preclinical and clinical studies for interventions in these disorders. This program is designed to support developing surgeon-scientists to accomplish this important and exciting work. We intend to develop a cadre of researchers who can compete for faculty positions at the NIH and other premier institutions around the world, and who will produce a body of work that substantially advances our understanding and clinical management of human communication disorders.
NIH Graduate Medical Education Application
The deadline for applications is October 31 of the year preceding the typical July 1 starting date. Interested candidates may apply to the program either before completing their otolaryngology residency or subspecialty fellowship, or at any time up to five years after completing their postgraduate training. Applications are considered year around but initiated at least 3 months before research rotation.
Applicants will be American Board of Otolaryngology-certified or -eligible in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery or an affiliated subspecialty from programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). U.S. citizenship is required.
Apply to Programs
For further information please contact:
Carter Van Waes, M.D., Ph.D.
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This page last updated on 10/13/2017