1-year Fellowship




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The skull base Fellowship program program at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy, is active from 2009 and involves both the Otorhinolaryngological and the Neurosurgical divisions.
Aim of this University’s improvers course is to give attendees solid anatomical and clinical knowledge in order to treat sinonasal and skull base pathologies through surgical endoscopic mini-invasive approaches. The course will also treat in depth analysis radiological diagnostics and surgical instrumentation needed for the treatment of such diseases.
The course is in English language and is addressed to medical doctors, ENT, Neurosurgeons or Maxillo-Facial surgeons who want to deepen their knowledge and abilities in the field of sinonasal and skull base surgical district. The course lasts 12 MONTHS and is structured in 4 segments of 3 months each, in which the observers will join all daily clinical activities inside the ENT and NCH Clinics of the ASST Sette Laghi, Varese. Every morning in the meeting rooms of ENT and NCH Departments there will be discussions of clinical and surgical interesting cases that will be treated during the day.


The fellow will have the possibility to observe the activity carried out in the ENT and NCH operating theaters and outpatient clinics. During all activities the attendees will always be supported by a senior Tutor who will oversee their learning; all pratical medical activities on live patients are excluded (surgical operations, medications, visits). Lectures are provided throughout courses and congresses, in Italy and abroad, held by the ENT and NCH teams, to whom the observer shall participate.
The candidate will present a lecture in form of grand-round every 3 months and he will prepare at least 1 research project. He will also be involved in some already on-going projects and he will present at least 2 papers during the period of the corse; the first after 6 months and the last before the end of the course. At the end of the observership the candidate will sit for a written examination and will be graded in score/100. Those who will pass the exam will receive the Insubria University skull base and sinonasaEAl endoscopic surgical technique advanced improvers Diploma.

The course is limitied to 4 participants per academic year. Subscriptions must be sent to the following address:

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- Copy of Medical and Specialization Degrees