Education & Training
In-depth Faculty Involvement in all Aspects of Training
Faculty and residents work side by side through rotations, in clinics, operating suites and during educational conferences at all locations. Our culture ensures that training is directed by and coordinated closely through our faculty.
More than 14 different hands-on workshops are available for our residents to augment their didactic and operative training. These resident-led workshops are provided as an adjunct to lecture schedule with protected time for residents during the work week and include:
- Cadaveric surgical dissection
- Laryngeal micro laryngoscopy
- Microvascular and trauma plating
- Sinus endoscopy and allergy
- Temporal bone training
ENT Boot Camp
An ENT emergencies skills boot camp experience is specifically designed for incoming PGY1 and PGY2 residents; the different levels of training have different curricula which explore common ENT emergencies encountered on call. The Boot Camp offers didactic sessions, along with clinical practice in surgical simulation environments including difficult airway management, ear microscopy, epistaxis management and drainage of peritonsillar abscesses. This resident organized course allows for significant leadership opportunities and has fostered several innovations in medical education that have been presented at the national level.
In addition to hands on clinical training, the residents participate in an in-depth research curriculum which culminates in the writing of a CORE style Grant and submission prior to their PGY 3 research rotation.
Resident wellness is particularly important given the rigors of five years of ENT training. Time off is allowed for residents to obtain their own medical, dental and vision care. Additionally, there is an annual resident wellness retreat held off-site where we focus on issues around physical and mental resilience and wellness.
Attendance at National Meetings and Conferences
Time and financial assistance are provided in the PGY3 and PGY5 resident years to attend national meetings, either the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery or the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings. The department sponsors the registration and travel costs associated with accepted podium presentations at other national meetings as well.