Operative Caselogs

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.

Rotation Schedule
Didactic Program

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 Conferences

Courses and Lectures Offered to Residents

Grand Rounds

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

Dissection Courses

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