The UBC Laryngology Fellowship is a one-year intensive clinical experience meant for applicants seeking further experience in care of the professional voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. The Laryngology service at UBC is the tertiary care referral center for the province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, servicing a population of 5.2 million patients. The fellowship program is co-lead by two fellowship trained laryngologists who trained at different institutions, offering different styles and approaches to common laryngology problems. One laryngologist has an academic practice with research and teaching opportunities in Vancouver. One laryngologist has a community/private practice in Surrey. Both work with speech language pathology colleagues to offer a comprehensive voice care team.
Clinical and Surgical Locations:
- Vancouver General Hospital - Hospital inpatient, clinic, and Operative
- UBC Hospital - Operative
- Surrey Memorial Hospital - Hospital inpatient, clinic, on-call and Operative
The objectives are divided into clinical, research and academic activity. These objectives are described in detail below and can be tailored to the educational goals of the fellow.
- Complete work-up of patients presenting with professional voice, airway, and swallowing disorders
- Surgical management of patients presenting with professional voice, airway, and swallowing disorders
- Complete in office procedures which include, but are not limited to, in office laryngeal biopsies, vocal fold injections with fillers and steroids, transnasal esophagoscopy, botulinum toxin injections for spasmodic dysphonia
- Develop skills in virtual telehealth
- Be able to conduct research studies and publish in reputable journals
- Be able to critically appraise journal articles
- Present research studies at national/international meetings
- Provide guidance and leadership to medical students and residents with their research studies
- To be able to construct a professional presentation at a number of academic events, which include but not limited to: UBC Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery grand rounds, city-wide laryngology rounds, laryngology lectures for residents (2 year cycle), P.J. Doyle Annual Research Day
- To be able to teach and supervise residents and medical students in their clinical and surgical rotation in laryngology
- Monday – Surrey Clinic with Dr. Morzaria, including pm procedure clinic
- Tuesday – Research or Surrey Clinic
- Wednesday – Surgery with Dr. Hu at UBC Hospital
- Thursday – Surgery with Dr. Morzaria at Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Friday – Vancouver General Hospital – Clinic or Surgery with Dr. Hu
NB: weekly schedule may vary with surgery schedule
Required to be on call when Dr. Morzaria is on-call at Surrey Memorial Hospital, 7 weeks of the year. A number of emergency laryngology cases do occur on days when not on call and the fellow is encouraged to attend.
1 year (July to June)
Requirements for Appointment:
- Completion of English language proficiency requirement for medical licensing (as required by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons)
- Be able to obtain a medical education license of with BC College of Physician and Surgeons.
- Approximately $50,000 of funding is available through fellow clinics, on-call stipend, teaching, scholarships, or grant funding. Funding model will be discussed with applicant based on educational and academic desires.
- Vacation days are based on Dr. Hu and Dr. Morzaria’s away dates; however, fellow clinics are expected during long away periods (>2 days) to maintain continuity of care.
- A car is recommended, but car-share programs are available to get from site to site.
There is no deadline. This is a rolling acceptance for the fellowship and will be filled once an appropriate candidate is identified. If interested please reach out to:
Dr. Amanda Hu, MD FRCSC
Pacific Voice Clinic
Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
2775 Laurel Street, 4th Floor
Dr. Sanjay Morzaria, MD MHSc FRCSC
Surrey Voice Clinic
101-8644 120th. Street
Surrey, BC V3W 3N6