Otolaryngology

Global Health Otolaryngology Residency

Otolaryngology participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service. In addition to ERAS requirements, please see the global health application process for details about additional materials to submit.

Global Health residents from the Otolaryngology Residency Program follow the clinical research track of the residency and complete residencies in both Global Health and Otolaryngology in 6.5 years. Global Health Otolaryngology residents will engage in Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) coursework during PGY3 and will attend weekly resident conferences and all other mandatory meetings required by the Otolaryngology Training Program during this period of training. Trainees will spend nine to twelve months during PGY 4 engaging in mentored research activities at a global partner site. Clinical care may be incorporated into the partner site experience in addition to research training. In addition to a biweekly journal club, there will be ample opportunity to access special events and lectures throughout the training program. 

Download the Global Health Otolaryngology Pathway Track Schedule

Global Health Competencies for Otolaryngology

Health Disparities

  • Goals: Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for culturally competent care.

  • Objectives: Trainees will be asked to keep a log of instructive patient cases in which social determinants (e.g. education, access to clean water, food security, housing, early life experiences, social trauma, and gender) have played a major role in the health of a given patient. In the final month of the program, trainees will undergo an oral examination in which five or more of these cases will be discussed.

Otolaryngology in Research Limited Settings

  • Goals: Describe major etiologies and risk factors for otolaryngologic pathology in resource limited settings, such as chronic otitis media and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

  • Objectives: Trainees will gain understanding of otolaryngologic diseases common in low resource settings and risk factors that are unique to these environments. Trainees will learn strategies to reduce burden of otolaryngologic disease in the regional setting of their partner site.

Public Health

  • Goals: Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice basic principles of prevention.

  • Objectives: Trainees will receive intensive didactic training in public health through the MSc-GH program. Topics of importance include research methods, program implementation and evaluation, health policy, family planning and population programs, environmental health, and community healthcare.

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.