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Otolaryngology Resident Education & Structure

resident in the operating room

PGY-1 (Internship)

As a PGY-1 you will spend six months on the otolaryngology service: two months on the otolaryngology service at Grady Memorial Hospital, two months on the otolaryngology service at Emory University Hospital Midtown, one month on the pediatric otolaryngology service at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston, and one month on the otolaryngology consult service at Emory University Hospital. The remaining six months will be spent off-service on relevant rotations, including pediatric surgery at CHOA at Egleston, general surgery (breast/melanoma/endocrine service), neurosurgery, anesthesia, ICU, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. All off-service intern year rotations are designed to enhance your education through interactions with relevant services.

PGY-2 through PGY-5

The remaining four years of your residency will consist of one-to-three month rotations involving a number of teams. The Emory Clinic absorbs a substantial portion of the early training years so that residents become familiar with outpatient management of common and complex otolaryngologic problems. Otolaryngology subspecialties will be afforded ample rotations throughout the residency, including the Emory Voice Center; Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center; Head & Neck; Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Otology/Neurotology. Additional otolaryngology time will be spent as a junior and senior resident at Grady Memorial Hospital, CHOA at Egleston, and the Atlanta VA Healthcare System. During the PGY-4 year, you will spend three months on a dedicated research rotation.

All rotations are designed for graded responsibility as you progress to your role as a senior resident. Rotation schedules are subject to change based upon resident feedback during biannual review sessions so as to maximize educational benefits.

Lectures and Conferences

Otolaryngology Department Grand Rounds

Resident Didactic Sessions

Annual Temporal Bone Dissection Course

Annual Rhinology/Rhinoplasty Dissection Course

Tumor Boards

Residency Tracks

The Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM) and Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office recognizes that some residents have the desire to gain knowledge and skills in a specific focus area that is related to healthcare but outside the normal residency program curriculum. To this end, the GME Office has developed residency tracks that complement but do not replace any aspect of residency training. Several otolaryngology residents have participated in these tracks, including the global health, healthcare management, patient safety and quality improvement, and medical education tracks. Upon completion of a track, residents are awarded a Certificate of Distinction from the School of Medicine.