During the course of a five-year otolaryngology residency, each resident will spend 12 months on the Head and Neck Service, 11 months at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 26 months on the University service, and 6 months of non-Otolaryngology core rotations during the PGY-1 year. Those non-Otolaryngology core rotations include Anesthesia, Neuroradiology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, and SICU. In addition, each resident has 6 months of dedicated research rotations with 3 months during each of the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years.
Each otolaryngology resident rotates through four three-month rotations during the course of an academic year. There are three otolaryngology services within the residency program: Head and Neck Oncology, University Service (Neurotology, General Otolaryngology, Laryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Disorders, and Allergy), and Pediatric Otolaryngology (completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital).
PGY-4 and PGY-5 residents are expected to attend one meeting per year. The department contributes $1,000 per resident toward meeting expenses. In addition, if a resident is invited to present at a national meeting the department will pay for the airfare, lodging and food up to $1,000.
During the PGY-2 and PGY-3 year, call is an average of every fourth night. There is one primary call per month during the PGY-4 year. The PGY-4 resident assists the PGY-5 resident with chief/Back-up call as well. Each PGY-5 resident takes chief call for their respective services.
An extensive conference and didactic schedule is provided within the department. In addition to weekly Grand Rounds, there are a number of courses provided throughout the academic year in a highly organized educational curriculum contained within the Residents’ Course Curriculum Book. These include: