Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

UT Health Medical School

Residency Program

The domain of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery encompasses the subspecialties of bronchoesophagology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, general ENT, head and neck oncology, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma, otology and neuro-otology, pediatric ENT, and rhinology as well as audiology and speech pathology. Thus, the residency training program focuses on providing exposures in each of these disciplines in a variety of clinical settings. Over the course of the training program, residents have both formal and informal educational experiences. Resident responsibility increases in a graduated fashion commensurate with clinical skills and acumen throughout the training program.

The program has up to 3 residents per year. The first year of residency must be performed at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The total duration of training is 5 years, including the internship year.

Please review our Program Introduction for more information about our residency program.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Otorhinolaryngology residency program of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology is to provide comprehensive training to physicians in all aspects of the specialty of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery in preparation for certification by the American Board of Otorhinolaryngology.

To accomplish this mission, the Department’s full-time and volunteer faculty supervise, instruct and mentor resident physicians in a wide variety of settings including ambulatory clinics, outpatient and inpatient operating rooms, emergency departments and various other hospital settings as well as other structured learning environments, including formal and informal lectures and dissection laboratories.  The educational process also encompasses the academic endeavors of clinical and basic science research.

Under the auspices of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Office of Graduate Medical Education, the Department follows the principles for resident education specified the American Council of Graduate Medical Education.