Our Curriculum consists of the following elements of formal instruction:
Grand Rounds - Each Otolaryngology faculty is responsible for giving a minimum of three Grand Round Presentations each academic year. These are held during resident protected didactic time on Wednesday mornings. In addition, guest speakers from other departments, as well as guest speakers from outside our institution are also included in the weekly schedule of presentations.
Resident Presentations - Each resident presents one Grand Rounds presentation each year. They are held during resident protected didactic time on Wednesday mornings. Topics are chosen in collaboration with Dr. Brian Kellermeyer, our Program Director.
Head & Neck Conference - Held every other month during resident protected didactic time on Wednesday morning. This is a resident led conference that is supervised by our Head and Neck division.
Otology/Voice Conference - Held every other month during resident protected didactic time on Wednesday mornings. This is a resident led conference that is supervised by Dr. Brian Kellermeyer, Residency Director and Otologist.
Radiology Conference - Held every other month during resident protected didactic time on Wednesday morning. This is a resident led conference that is managed by Dr. Abdul Tarabishy, Associate Professor in the Neuroradiology Department.
Tumor Board - Held daily at noon in the Cancer Center and is a learning opportunity for all things related to cancer and the patients currently being treated, for residents on the Head and Neck Service.
Journal Club - Held once each month on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00pm. This conference is run by residents and moderated by Dr. Jeffson Chung, Otolaryngology Faculty and Research Director.
Skull Base Conference - Held once each month on alternating Mondays and Fridays at noon. It is co-hosted by Dr. Chadi Makary, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Services and Medical Director, and Dr. Meghan Turner, Assistant Professor.
Otology Lunch and Learn - Held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. It is hosted by Dr. Johnathan Castaño, Pediatric Otolaryngology specialist, and Dr. Brian Kellermeyer, Otology specialist. This is a multidisciplinary conference which brings together the surgeons and audiologists in our cochlear implant team as well as audiologists from across the state via teleconference, with the aim to discuss our current and upcoming cochlear implant patients, review medical advances in cochlear implantation as well as discuss additional topics in both pediatric and adult otology.
Structured Reading and Review Program - Two chapters from an Otolaryngology Text Book are assigned as reading each week for residents. The chapters are chosen to align with the Grand Rounds and Conference topics for the weekly presentations. Following the presentations each Wednesday morning, a chapter review session is held for the assigned reading.