Otolaryngology

Global Health Research Track within the Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist Career Path (OSSP) Program

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (see the Otolaryngology Residency Program). The Duke Head and Neck Surgery & Communications Sciences Department accepts residents into either a 5-year or 7-year track, via separate match codes. Trainees in the 7-year Otolaryngology Surgeon-Scientist career Path (OSSP) program  follow a structured career development pathway that includes 2 years of mentored research focused on a basic or translational research project developed with their faculty mentor, in preparation for an academic surgeon-scientist career. Those trainees matched into our 7-year OSSP program who hold a strong interest in global health research may be eligible to apply for the Duke Global Health Research Track described here; please see the global health application process for details about additional materials to submit.

Otolaryngology residents accepted into the Global Health Research Track will follow the structured clinical and mentored research structure of the residency and will complete their clinical and research training in 7 years. Those trainees who do not already hold a Master’s degree will engage in coursework within the Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program during their PGY3 year.  Those trainees who already have advanced degrees may enroll in other coursework appropriate for their career development.  Trainees will spend nine to twelve months during their PGY4 year engaging in mentored research activities at a global partner site. 

Download the Global Health Otolaryngology Pathway Track Schedule

For more information about the Global Health Fellowship in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences, visit the Otolaryngology Residency Program website.