Introduction to the Program
Our five-year residency training program includes one year of general surgery rotations followed by four full years of training in Otolaryngology. This exciting program gives you unparalleled access to a diverse patient population with experiences in Bellevue Hospital, the Manhattan VA (part of the New York Harbor Healthcare System), Tisch Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH). Each hospital offers a different health care environment, which when combined provides a rich overall residency experience. All four locations are staffed by NYU faculty and house staff, and share an integrated residency teaching program.
Your time at NYU Langone Medical Center will provide you with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. Each of the three hospitals located along First Avenue has specialty clinics in addition to General Adult Clinics. The Otology, Rhinology, Allergy, Head and Neck, Pediatric and Facial Plastic Clinics and the operating room are staffed by attending physicians in that specialty, providing a high level of expertise at all the institutions.
Our multifaceted educational program involves formal didactic teaching as well as hospital rounds. At our monthly Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, an invited speaker is brought in to discuss contemporary topics of interest to the faculty and resident staff. Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference is used as an educational forum to discuss interesting and challenging cases. We also have weekly rotating resident clinical conferences that focus on subspecialty areas including Otology/Neurotology, Facial Plastics/Trauma, Rhinology and Sinus Disease, and Pediatric Otolaryngology. Based on a two-year cycle, these resident conferences are designed to systematically cover the entire breadth of Otolaryngology.
Additional didactic instruction is provided for first year residents in our Basic Science Course. This course runs from September through May and provides one half-day per week of protected classroom and laboratory instruction in otolaryngologic anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology. Practical and laboratory instruction is provided in our own fully equipped 12 station Temporal Bone Laboratory, as well as in the Anatomy Laboratories of the NYU School of Medicine.
We also provide hearing and speech services at each major hospital. You will be trained in the proper use and interpretation of the various audiologic and vestibular tests, including brain-stem evoked response testing, oto-acoustic emissions testing, electronystagmography, and dynamic posturography.
We strongly support resident research at all levels. You will be expected to participate in research beyond the three-month resident research rotation. Basic Science research is encouraged in collaboration with the department's laboratories or in conjunction with labs at New York University. Time and financial support of resident presentations to all major Otolaryngology meetings and meetings of subspecialties in Otolaryngology will be provided.