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Clinical Rotations

Rotation Schedule

At any one time, there will be 2 residents on a research rotation, 1 resident at Children's, 4 residents at Longwood Adult, and 9 residents at Mass. Eye and Ear.

The current rotations for residents by year is demonstrated below.

Brief Summary of Rotations 


PGY -4, and -5 residents rotate through the Otology Service at the Infirmary. In addition, there is otologic training at the rotations at affiliated hospitals.

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Residents at PGY -2, -3, -4 and -5 rotate through this Service at the Mass. Eye and Ear. Additional head and neck surgical training is provided at the affiliated hospitals.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery /Laryngology

Residents at PGY -2 and -5 rotate on the Facial Plastic subspecialty service at the Mass. Eye and Ear. In addition, the PGY-5 spends time on the Laryngology Service. Additional training is provided at the affiliated hospitals.

Pediatric Otolaryngology

At PGY-2, residents rotate through the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service at the Mass. Eye and Ear, which includes responsibilities at the Intensive Care Unit at MGH. PGY-3 residents rotate through the otolaryngology service at Children's Hospital, which includes exposure to airway problems, congenital disorders and a broad range of pediatric problems.

Emergency Service

Residents at PGY-2 rotate through the specialty emergency room at Mass. Eye adn Ear where there are over 12,000 otolaryngology visits annually. In addition, there are emergency responsibilities at all of the affiliated hospitals.


Residents are involved in surgical sign-out on head and neck specimens. In addition, time is allowed for rotation through the Radiology Department.

Page updated: April 1, 2011