Structure and Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, the physician will have a contemporary knowledge of the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the ear and temporal bone, speech and hearing, diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, head and neck cancer, maxillofacial trauma, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, general otolaryngology, laryngeal microsurgery and framework phonosurgery, bronchoesophagology, pediatric otolaryngology, otolaryngic allergy, and endoscopic sinus surgery.
The active education program includes several hours of required instructional courses and seminars each week. The program totals five years (including internship) and is divided into roughly one year of rotating internship and four years of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The resident is expected to master the fundamental knowledge and surgical techniques, render superior care and consideration to patients, and participate in the teaching programs of the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
A research methods course is required for all residents. Each resident shall have the experience of completing a project of sufficient quality that it may be published and presented at a national meeting. All residents are assigned a faculty mentor to help each resident develop a research project
Meetings and Travel
The Department will provide funds for meetings where the resident presents an original clinical or laboratory research paper. In addition, Otolaryngology Departments at our sister institutions within in the San Antonio area sponsor additional courses annually for which travel and registration may be provided, including bronchoesophagology and Temporal Bone Anatomy courses.