One of the main strengths of our program is early operative exposure. With a high faculty to resident ratio, residents are oftentimes working 1:1 with the attending. With the high volume of cases our program provides, there are many cases that go uncovered everyday.
This is a structured program led by both residents and faculty to provide a subspecialty based rotation of talks. Otolaryngology textbooks, landmark journal articles, AAOHNS Home study course are all used as resources. Residents are also provided access to BoardVitals for board exam preparation.
Resident Didactic Schedule
Subspecialty blocks run for 3-6 weeks and consist of weekly faculty led lectures.
Courses and Lectures Offered to Residents
Monthly rotation of internal / external speakers
Morbidity and Mortality
Quality improvement (every 2 months)
Interesting Case Conference
Review recent cases with rare pathology or management strategies (every 2 months)
Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
Review and develop treatment plans for head and neck cancer patients (weekly)
Cutaneous Oncology Tumor Board
Review and develop treatment plans for head and neck skin cancer patients (weekly)
Resident Skills Bootcamp
Annual hands on basic skills course for PGY1-PGY2
ENT in the Desert
Annual CME conference sponsored by our department
Cadaver-based or Dry skull dissection courses to practice surgical approaches and facial trauma plating (3-5x/per year)
Temporal Bone Dissection
Faculty hosted temporal bone drilling labs (3-4x/year). Residents also able to access independently.
Microvascular Free Flap Course
Annual hands-on cadaver-based dissection course to practice free flap harvesting techniques