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Unique fellowship dedicated to Orthognathic Surgery














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Concept

A 6-months-fellowship, open to international candidates in Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastic Surgery, focused on all aspects of orthognatic surgery. Every fellow will go through a  similar course of acquiring planning and practical skills: a transition from 2D to 3D planning with a gradual increase in surgical exposure over the 6 months period of attendance.

The ZMACK group treats on a yearly base more than 800 orthognathic patients.

About ZMACK

The ZMACK group consists of 13 surgeons working within 6 hospitals and treating more than 800 orthognathic patients on a yearly base. All orthognathic treatments are covered, creating a unique environment for teaching, sharing knowledge and skills.

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Practicalities

Fellow Program

This 6 months period is divided in 3 blocks with a gradual increase in the difficulty of cases tackled and an increase in surgical exposure

Month 1 & 2: The Basics

Introduction to the basics of cephalometry, 2D planning and model surgery according to the ZMACK protocol. The fellow attends pre-op consultations consisting of patient anthropometric measurements and diagnostic imaging. Afterwards he/she will learn to master the 2D planning supported by our trainees. The fellow will intermittently attend orthognathic procedures as the second assistant.

Clinical research: The topic of the clinical research will be defined and explored within the first 2 months. 

Month 3 & 4: 3D Planning

The fellow will learn the 3D planning software and attends the orthognathic surgeries as 2nd assistant. In this way he/she will learn the different approaches to orthognathic surgery within our team: maxilla first, mandible first, single surgeon, multiple surgeon…

Clinical research: Follow-up on the progress of the research and defining the final goals.

Month 5 & 6: Surgery

The fellow is given the opportunity to attend interventions as assisting surgeon. In the last month, the fellow needs to determine which technique he/she would like to focus on.

Clinical research
: Evaluation of the final report or article.

What to expect?

Month 1 & 2 : The Basics

Introduction to the basics of cephalometry, 2D planning and model surgery according to the ZMACK protocol. The fellow attends pre-op consultations consisting of patient anthropometric measurements and diagnostic imaging. Afterwards he/she will learn to master the 2D planning supported by our trainees. The fellow will intermittently attend orthognathic procedures as the second assistant.

Clinical research: The topic of the clinical research will be defined and explored within the first 2 months.

Month 3 & 4

The fellow will learn the 3D planning software and attends the orthognathic surgeries as 2nd assistant. In this way he/she will learn the different approaches to orthognathic surgery within our team: maxilla first, mandible first, single surgeon, multiple surgeon…

Clinical research: Follow-up on the progress of the research and defining the final goals.

Month 5 & 6

The fellow is given the opportunity to attend interventions as assisting surgeon. In the last month, the fellow needs to determine which technique he/she would like to focus on.

Clinical research
: Evaluation of the final report or article.

What to expect?

Accomodation of the fellow

The ZMACK group will organize housing for the fellow in the proximity of the hospital with the main orthognathic activity, the AZ MONICA Antwerpen, in the Antwerp city center.

Foodcost

Lunch will be provided by the ZMACK group on each working day.

Transport

Transport is indispensable as the surgeries will be performed on the 6 different locations. 2D and 3D planning will be done at the end of the working day in AZ Monica Campus Antwerpen. Guidance on the organization of the transport will be provided.

Academic support

We kindly motivate the fellow to participate in a clinical study during his 6 months stay. Organization of all teaching modules, coaching and surveillance of the fellow’s clinical progress and all scientific output will be supervised by one of the maxillofacial surgeons and our research manager.

Selection Procedure

Requirements

Selection

After submission of a detailed curriculum vitae and motivation letter, all files will be presented to the selection committee, which is formed by 3 surgeons and are presentative of the supporting industrial partners. A letter of recommendation is not mandatory but can be helpful. After a first selection, a (skype) interview will be arranged. Every year, 1 candidate is selected for a stay of 6 months.

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kim.verhaegen@azmonica.be
h.vercruysse@icloud.com
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2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
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