All residents have assignments at the two hospitals during their four years of Otolaryngology training. During each rotation the residents have the opportunity to participate in the medical and surgical care of all surgery for all staff and private cases. The attending surgeons are always available for operating room and clinic coverage on a daily basis and the same applies for consultative and emergency services throughout the day and night. Direct supervision is always provided in this program. During each year, a rotation structure is created with residents at various levels of training.
Each resident rotation is designed to help achieve the overall educational goal and therefore shares the common goal. In order to direct progress toward goal achievement, general and specific objectives are identified. General objectives are purposefully common to all rotations. Unique aspects of each rotation are outlined and specific objectives are listed under each rotation. In order to achieve our stated goal, we have purposefully mirrored the goals and objectives of the ACGME’s Outcome Project. Our assessment tools are designed to demonstrate progress towards these objectives by direct linking via a common format.
General Objectives for All Rotations
*Residents entering Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery training will follow a stepwise progression to master general patient care, and otolaryngology specific care and all surgical procedures under close supervision.
While on clinical rotation, the residents have the opportunity to see cases generated from approximately 40,000 outpatient private visits and 2,800 outpatient clinic visits per year. Surgery volume resulting from this approaches 4,200 surgical cases which the residents participate in throughout the year. A full spectrum of clinical cases is available for teaching, and residents finishing the program perform approximately 1,800 cases as operating surgeons. An important feature of this residency is that it offers an extensive general training in otolaryngology with exposure to fellowship trained faculty in all subspecialties available in otolaryngology. This has resulted in a high level of clinical case material and resulting training.