The residency training program at Jackson Memorial Hospital is a five-year program including 12 months of Anesthesia, Basic Surgery, Emergency, and Critical Care. Three appointments are made each year to maintain the full house staff of fifteen. Supervised and progressive training in all aspects of Otolaryngology are provided. This includes, besides the usual ear, nose and throat surgery, traumatic maxillofacial surgery, broncho-esophagology, all types of major head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, audiology and allergy.
The Department uses the Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS, to process applications and participates in the National Residency Matching Program, NRMP . The deadline to apply is November 1.
First year residents complete six months on the ENT service. Additional rotations include anesthesia, surgical ICU, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and radiation oncology.
Second year residents are primarily assigned to the clinics and are responsible for the supervised preoperative and post-operative care of all in-house and private patients. They have responsibilities for the majority of the in house night calls and cover the emergency room. Surgical responsibilities include tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, myringotomies, and other minor surgical procedures, as well as assisting faculty and senior residents with major surgery. Second year residents also complete a four month research rotation.
Third year residents consolidate their basic skills and training obtained in the previous year. Second year students perform endoscopic, intranasal, and other surgical procedures of intermediate magnitude, supervised by faculty, clinical fellows and senior residents. Residents assist with teaching medical students in their rotation through the outpatient clinic. More responsibility is assumed in the outpatient clinic, on the wards and in the operating rooms of the medical center.
Supervised and assisted by senior residents, fourth year residents perform major head and neck surgery and a significant portion of the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Fourth year residents also rotate on the otology service where they assume responsibility for otology specialty clinic.
Fifth Year (Chief Residents)
Fifth year residents assume all responsibility for the outpatient clinic and inpatient care at the medical center and serves as chief resident for one academic year. They have direct supervisory responsibility over the junior members of the house staff, and perform much of the major staff surgery. They also assist in the presentation of didactic lectures and mentor junior and senior medical student