Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) encompasses the subspecialties of bronchoesophagology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma, otology and neuro-otology, pediatric ORL, and rhinology as well as a deep understanding of audiology and speech-language pathology. Our residency training program focuses on providing experienced in each of these disciplines in a variety of clinical settings. Over the course of the 5 year residency, trainees have opportunities for both formal and informal educational experiences. Residents’ responsibility for education and patient care increases in a graduated fashion commensurate with clinical skills demonstrated regularly and consistently.
The Otolaryngology Residency program at McGovern Medical School, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has two residents each year. The total duration of training is 5 years, including the internship year and 4 years of progressive training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines, all trainees participate in scholarly activity on an annual basis, including 3 months of dedicated research time during which a significant project is implemented. Clinical rotations occur in a variety of settings including our state of the art outpatient office at Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, local surgery centers and our major training hospitals:
• Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, a tertiary referral and level-1 trauma center
• Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, part of the HarrisHealth System
• The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a world-renowned cancer center