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Program overview


  • Daily one-on-one mentoring in the clinic and in the operating room
  • Twice monthly audiology/otology conferences with otologists, audiologists and vestibular rehabilitation therapists
  • Wednesday morning academic conferences: ENT grand rounds, facial trauma rounds
  • Interesting case/M&M conference and subspecialty attending staff-directed academic sessions
  • Wednesday head and neck tumor board: a multidisciplinary clinical conference with head and neck oncologic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, dentists/prosthodontists, oral-maxillofacial surgeons and pathologists
  • Monthly pathology conference led by the chairman of the Pathology Department covering the gamut of ENT pathology
  • Head and neck anatomic cadaveric dissections
  • Structured temporal bone dissection/anatomy training at least twice yearly
  • Monthly ENT journal club emphasizing current literature in otolaryngologic subspecialty areas

Sample rotation

  • PGY-1: Divided over 13 four-week blocks to include pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, plastic surgery, oral-maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia, ICU (one block each for a total of six blocks), and otolaryngology (seven blocks)
  • PGY 2 – 5: Divided evenly monthly between head and neck/facial plastics team and the otology/pediatric otolaryngology team. Four months for research are taken in the PGY3 – PGY4 (two months each year)

Our program has been constructed to include the required six four-week rotations of PGY1 rotations in various surgical and critical care services, and seven four-week rotations in otolaryngology. The last four years are in otolaryngology, including head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery training.

On call

During the first year, your call will vary with the specialty rotation. PGY2 and PGY3 residents take first call from home and PGY4 and PGY5 take backup call from home. Facial trauma call is included every other two weeks.


Research is mandatory and done in two one-month blocks in PGY3 and another two one-month blocks in PGY4. Basic science research and prospective clinical studies are both encouraged. Case reports are encouraged as an additional facet of research.

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