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About This Program
Our five-year, ACGME–accredited program in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery prepares residents to practice otolaryngology in the Rush University Medical Center tradition of caring, innovation and excellence.
Our residents develop outstanding surgical and diagnostic skills under the personalized attention and guidance of faculty dedicated to their success. Our program offers diverse and challenging learning opportunities in all areas of otorhinolaryngology. The subspecialties of otology, head and neck surgery, rhinology and skull base surgery, laryngology, sleep, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and pediatric otolaryngology are represented in our program’s core faculty. Residents also get experience with transoral robotic surgery, or TORS, minimally invasive skull base surgery and microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck (free-flap surgery). Residents have the opportunity to join a research track, patient safety and quality improvement track, or global health track to supplement their clinical training.
Training focuses on the art and science of medicine, honing technical competence as well as effective interpersonal and communication skills. Graduates of the Otolaryngology Residency are well-prepared to provide excellent patient care as part of a multidisciplinary team, whether they practice as general otolaryngologists or pursue fellowship training.