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Otolaryngology Residency Program - Curriculum

Weekly Didactic Schedule

Thursday Morning Protected Time 7 – 9 am
  • Grand Rounds 7 – 8 am
  • Resident Didactic Session 8 – 9 am
  • Monthly M&M conference
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly resident research presentations (FOCUS talk)
Other weekly conferences (residents attend during specific rotations)
  • Head and Neck Case Conference (Fridays 7 – 8 am)
  • Facial Nerve Conference (Fridays 7 – 8 am)
  • Otopathology (once per month)
  • Special Problems in Otology (once per month)
  • Otology Journal Club (once per month)
  • Special Problems in Rhinology (every other month)
  • Rhinology Journal Club (every other month)
  • Laryngology Voice Rounds (Thursdays 9 – 10 am)
  • Skull Base Conference (once per month)
  • Combined Children’s Hospital/Longwood Conference
Other conferences (residents attend during specific rotations)
  • Clinician Scientist Mentoring Course, directed by Drs. Steven Rauch and James Rocco
  • PGY-2 residents will design their FOCUS research project
  • Issues in Research, directed by Dr. Steve Rauch
  • PGY-3 residents meet on a monthly basis


Resident Cadaveric Dissection Courses (held at Mass. Eye and Ear)

Head and Neck Anatomy Cadaveric Dissection, directed by Dr. Barbara Fullerton
  • One session per month
  • PGY-2 residents attend
Temporal Bone Dissection Course, directed by Dr. Jennifer Smullen
  • 4 full day sessions
  • PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents attend
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Cadaver Course, directed by Dr. Benjamin Bleier
  • One full day session
  • PGY-2 and PGY-5 residents attend


Regional and National Courses

  • AAOA Basic Allergy Course is attended during the PGY-3 or PGY-4 year
  • Facial Trauma Plating Course is attended during the PGY-4 year
  • NEOS (New England Otolaryngology Society) meetings are held 3 times per year
  • One PGY-4 resident presents at each NEOS meeting
  • Other National meetings – residents will be supported by the department to attend at least one meeting per year
  • CME Courses held at Harvard
  • Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
  • Voice Disorders Update
  • Update in Head and Neck Cancer
  • Surgery of the Sinuses and Eustachian Tube
  • Update on Pediatric Airway, Voice and Swallowing Disorders
  • Update in Otology and Otologic Surgery