• Procedures

    One of the major strengths of this program is the large volume of surgical procedures performed by each resident. Residents at the time of graduation will have performed approximately 2,000 cases as surgeon including otologic, neurotologic, maxillofacial trauma, skull base, head and neck oncologic, endoscopic, facial plastic and reconstructive, laser, pediatric, and sinus surgery. This compares favorably to the latest national median of just over 1800 cases as surgeon.

    In the first year of otolaryngology, the resident performs less complicated surgical procedures and assists in major procedures. In this year, the emphasis is on the development of safe and expedient surgical techniques, learning surgical anatomy, and understanding appropriate pre-and postoperative care. During the second year of training, the resident performs more complex surgical procedures. In the final two years of the program, the trainee is expected to have developed the expertise to plan and to carry out most, if not all, of the major and minor otolaryngologic surgical procedures. Representative case lists will be provided to you if you interview here.