As a resident in our program, you will experience a balanced approach to your clinical
education. The first year residents will spend six months on an otolaryngology rotation
and six months on non-otolaryngology rotations in the following areas, emergency medicine,
general surgery, anesthesia, radiology and the intensive care unit. The next four
years are spent as an otolaryngology resident. Each of the otolaryngology rotations
are approximately two to three months in length and provide an intensive experience
in the operative and inpatient management of otolaryngology patients.
Skills and focus areas
We place a heavy emphasis on surgical training, patient care and management, and clinical
research. Each year, you will have greater levels of responsibility for patient care
while supervised by our large, diverse and dedicated faculty at a number of area Philadelphia
hospitals. We will train you to become highly resourceful, confident and independent
in the operating room under appropriate attending supervision. Additionally, you will
gain a wealth of experience managing acute airway emergencies and become extremely
well versed with both endoscopic and surgical approaches to the compromised airway.
Our program, which is approved by ACGME initial-accreditation, currently accepts three
residents per year.