Our weekly core curriculum is a conference based format. The didactic conferences are held weekly from 6:30 to 10AM on Wednesdays. Each conference is led by an attending faculty and Chief resident(s). During these conferences, a two-year cycle of topics are covered. Conferences are divided equally into subject areas: Rhinology/Skull Base, Laryngology, Otology, Head and Neck Surgery Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Otolaryngology. Journal club, grand rounds, quality improvement, and case conferences are all held monthly.
Annual in-training examination
- In cooperation with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
AAO-HNS FLEX (Focused Lifelong Education Xperience) Course (formerly Home Study)
- Provided through the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and usually held September through April of each year. The first five specialty topics include Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Polyps (September), Glottic and Subglottic Stenosis (October), Oropharyngeal Cancer Update 2020: HPV, Robotic surgery, and De-escalation (November); Acoustic Neuroma(January); and Pediatric OSA (February). The final three topics will be announced later this summer: Practice Management (March); General Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine (April): and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (May)
Grand Rounds/ QI
- Conducted on a monthly basis with one session each month dedicated to Quality Improvement
- Designed to expand educational opportunities by addressing unique and distinctive topics
- Local and National experts are invited to speak and residents present on a topic of their choosing.
- Chief resident-run conference conducted on weekly basis. Includes a high-level review of upcoming cases and examples to further solidify surgical and post-op management.
- Monthly breakfast meetings for faculty and residents
- Thorough, Systematic Review and discussion of current articles
- Community-wide clinical practices discussion with private practice otolaryngologists
Tumor Board Conference
- Weekly conference of residents, faculty, and other members of the medical community to educate, discuss diagnoses, and provide treatment planning of head and neck tumor patients
- Once a month, the surgical pathology of all head and neck tumor specimens are reviewed. The conference is attended by the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery faculty, residents, and medical students. The pathology is presented by the Surgical Pathology Faculty. Critical diagnostic features are reviewed.
- Once a month, the radiologic pathology of head and neck centered around several themes each session. The conference is attended by the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery faculty, residents, and medical students. The pathology is presented by our very experience Head and Neck Radiologists.
Temporal bone Lab
- We are privileged to have a state-of-the-art temporal bone drilling lab with 8 drilling stations. On a bi-monthly basis, the residents and teaching faculty convene for a lecture followed by a related temporal bone dissection. There is an organized curriculum tailored to the resident’s level of experience. The temporal bone curriculum generally repeats on an annual basis.
Local and national conferences
- Opportunities to attend and present at regional and national meetings
- OHNS host an annual “Scary Cases Conference” around Halloween with resident participation opportunities.