- Residency Program
About the Program
Our residency program provides comprehensive training in otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Major emphasis is placed on both outpatient care and inpatient management, as well as on operative technical skills. Rotation time is reserved for independent research, and faculty mentors are readily available. Attendance at local, regional and national meetings is encouraged. The department subsidizes resident travel for meetings.
The first year of the residency is spent as a general surgery intern in the Saint Louis University Department of Surgery. It is expected that all Saint Louis University otolaryngology residents will fulfill their general surgery internship requirement here at SLU. The remaining four years are spent in the otolaryngology department. A three month research rotation is reserved during the PGY-3 year. The training program provides for graduated responsibility, culminating in the chief residency year. There is full attending supervision in the office and operating rooms in all our affiliated institutions.
Saint Louis University serves as the academic base for the otolaryngology residency. The other major affiliations of the otolaryngology training experience include SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis. Residents rotate at each of these facilities during their residency training.
Laboratory facilities are available for animal surgery and for temporal bone dissection. Each year, the department provides an organized temporal bone dissection course. In addition, independent temporal bone drilling is expected.