Resident Schedule

PGY 1 Surgical Internship

Residents Rotate with the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This year is specifically designed for the Otolaryngology resident with 6 months of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, trauma surgery, surgical intensive and anesthesiology.

PGY 2-4 Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Teams

The PGY 2 through PGY 4 rotations are all discipline- based rotations involving two teams.

  • Team A – Head & Neck Surgery/Laryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Team B – Otology/Rhinology/Facial Plastic Surgery

These rotations occur primarily within the University Hospital Health System and the St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital. Rotations in the PGY 2-4 levels occur at the Ear Medical Group and the Methodist Hospital.

Each facility has state of the art electronic medical record systems and offer unique educational opportunities. The University Hospital is the main teaching hub and has undergone a $900 million building project, completed in 2014. The St. Luke’s facility, conveniently located one block away from the University Hospital and the MARC building, is the regional leader in robotic surgery, and provides training in otolaryngology in the private practice setting.

Each year in training involves progressive learning with PGY level appropriate goals, objectives and expectations.

PGY 2 AND 3 Goals and Objectives

The primary goals are to achieve diagnostic skills and competence in preoperative and postoperative patient management and improve operative skills in specifically identified procedures. PGY 2 and 3 will have opportunity to learn surgical technique in the operating room while also gaining valuable experience running a service while on the dedicated pediatric otolaryngology rotations.

PGY 4 Goals and Objectives

In this year the resident performs a wide variety of surgical procedures on a senior resident level and gains additional experience in office diagnosis and treatment. Included in this year is a 3-month full-time otology/neuro-otology experience with the Ear Medical Group, and a three research rotation.

PG 5 Chief Resident Goals and Objectives

The Chief Residents divide their time equally between Team A and Team B where they are directly responsible for the clinical activity and administration of the service and perform advanced surgical procedures.

Resident Education

The Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Faculty, in conjunction with faculty members from other departments, provides several hours of formal teaching each week. Attendance and active participation in these conferences by all residents is mandatory.

  • Temporal Bone Laboratory
  • Communicative Disorders Conference
  • Faculty Rounds
  • Grand Rounds
  • Case Presentation Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Combined Modality Head and Neck Tumor Board
  • Quality Assurance Conference
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • PGY 2 Introduction to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Course*
  • Pathology Conference
  • Core Competency Training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Seminars in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

* In conjunction with San Antonio Military Medical Center Otolaryngology training programs.