A Letter from the Chairman

The Otolaryngology training program at the University of Michigan is a broad-based program devoted to training academic otolaryngologists. It provides extensive experience in neurotology, head and neck surgery - including oncology and rehabilitation, laryngology and care of the professional voice, pediatric and general otolaryngology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. As the trainee progresses, he or she gradually assumes greater responsibility in all aspects of patient care, and performs increasingly complex surgical procedures. All of this occurs in an atmosphere intended to encourage intellectual stimulation and academic growth.

The training program offers a well balanced series of didactic lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of otolaryngology, and provides a series of anatomic dissection labs covering the major otolaryngologic procedures, including temporal bone, sinus and soft tissue surgery. Residents also attend a formal temporal bone teaching course during their fourth year.

The U-M Otolaryngology resident is exposed to a variety of hospital facilities, philosophies and patient populations while completing rotations in University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Ann Arbor Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and the U-M Livonia Center for Specialty Care. The majority of time, however, is spent at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Each resident is alotted six months free from clinical responsibilities to carry out a basic research project. Residents are strongly urged to prepare presentations of their work for local and national meetings and to submit manuscripts for publication.

We are very proud of the superb quality and dedication of our residents and the contributions they will make to our profession. In the past 10 years, nearly three of every four residents have entered either full-time or clinical careers in academic otolaryngology. We appreciate your interest in our program