Austin Plastic Surgeon Begins Fellowship Interviews

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Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery seeking outstanding candidate for coveted position.

Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Edward Buckingham

Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Edward Buckingham

Beginning in March, Edward D. Buckingham, M.D. started interviewing candidates for a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship position at his practice. This opportunity is available to one outstanding physician, providing them with postgraduate training in facial plastic surgery. Competitive candidates will be reviewed through the end of May.

The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship is one of the medical community’s most respected programs. Founded in 1969, the AAFPRS program has prepared more than 900 specialized physicians. Those who complete the year-long program will be prepared for ongoing growth and development facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Each year, numerous eligible physicians from both the U.S and Canada will put in their application for 40 or more available facial plastic surgery fellowship positions in the U.S. and Canada. The AAFRPS fellowship program is one of the top programs in the world for training facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

Completing his AAFRPS fellowship training in 2003, Dr. Buckingham became a Fellowship Director for Facial Plastic Surgery in 2014. Fellowship directors are recognized authorities in the teaching and practice of facial plastic surgery. Applicants for fellowship positions are encouraged to choose a director whose practice specialty and teaching style will best supplement their residency training and future practice interests.

Today, Dr. Buckingham mentors one surgeon annually, providing valuable training that will develop specialized knowledge and the advanced skills necessary in facial plastic surgery. The fellowship position at Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery will foster the development of new skills and knowledge, including basic research and clinical trials.

A standard curriculum is followed at each fellowship training site. An oral and written examination will be administered after the completion of the year-long fellowship. To be eligible, applicants must have completed a residency in otolaryngology or plastic surgery, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or hold board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology or the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Buckingham has served the Austin area for more than 10 years. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he graduated in the top two percent of his medical school class. Dr. Buckingham is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

For more information on the facial plastic surgery fellowship position at Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, contact the office at 512.401.2500. To learn more about the AAFPRS fellowship program, go to http://www.aafprs.org/fellowship/descriptions.html .

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