The primary mission of the Otorhinolaryngology Residency Program in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is to provide comprehensive training to physicians in all aspects of the specialty of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in preparation for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

To accomplish this mission, the Department’s full-time faculty and volunteer faculty supervise, instruct and mentor resident physicians in a wide variety of settings including bedside inpatient evaluations, outpatient continuity, operative care, and structured learning experiences including formal lectures and dissection laboratories. We also attend to the ‘real-world’ issues of medicine and engage residents in formal didactics on the business of medicine in the United States.

Under the auspices of the Office of Graduate Medical Education at McGovern Medical School, the Department follows the principles for resident education specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Each resident is assessed on her/his development toward independence in clinical care according to the Milestones Project which allows for customized experiences and attention to areas of subspecialty interest.