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Rotations

PGY-1

Six months are spent on rotations with the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery during the intern year. This time includes inpatient and outpatient Otolaryngology experience as well as exposure to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Pediatric Sleep Clinic, Multidisciplinary Craniofacial Team, and Pediatric Allergy/Immunology.

The remainder of the year is comprised of one month rotations among the various core surgical rotations including those required by the ACGME for Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery training.

PGY-2 through PGY-5

Rotations on the various services listed below comprise the remainder of the training dedicated exclusively to Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. There is some limited variability in the rotation schedule to accommodate for fluctuations in class size.

PGY-2-5 Rotation Schedule

Year-2

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rotation
Name
ENT
Trauma
ENT
Trauma
ENT
Trauma
Peds
ENT
Peds
ENT
Peds
ENT
VA VA VA Head
& Neck
Head
& Neck
Head
& Neck

Year-3

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rotation
Name
ENT
Trauma
ENT
Trauma
ENT
Trauma
Peds
ENT
Peds
ENT
Peds
ENT
General
ENT
General
ENT
General
ENT
Research Research Research

Year-4

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rotation
Name
Facial
Plastics/
Trauma
Facial
Plastics/
Trauma
Facial
Plastics/
Trauma
Baptist Baptist Baptist Sleep Micro
vascular
Ophthalmology Head
& Neck
Head
& Neck
Head
& Neck

Year-5

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rotation
Name
Otology Otology Otology Peds
ENT
Peds
ENT
Peds
ENT
Head
& Neck
Head
& Neck
Head
& Neck
VA VA VA

Regional One Health (Trauma/Reconstructive Surgery)

There are two services at Regional One Health:

The general ENT service encompasses all aspects of the specialty, including the facial trauma service. The PGY-3 resident has a high degree of autonomy managing this service. Also, the Baptist/Med chief resident is available to assist with clinic patients or inpatient consults if needed and provides direction in the OR with more advanced cases.

The second service at the Regional One Health is run by the PGY-4 resident. The junior resident on the general service also has an opportunity to participate in reconstructive cases with the PGY-4 resident. In addition, the PGY-4 resident also spends an equal amount of time in clinic focusing on cosmetic facial plastic surgery, which provides an exposure to the full spectrum of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery unrivaled at most institutions.

VA Medical Center

This service consists of 2 residents, providing a great overall experience for the junior and a high level of surgical and clinical autonomy to the senior resident. The PGY-3 resident on the research rotation also assists with some of the outpatient clinic responsibilities.

The VA service covers all aspects of Otolaryngology with a focus on Head & Neck Oncology, Rhinology, and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Methodist University Hospital (Adult)

The Methodist service is a general ENT service with a focus on Head & Neck Oncology consisting of PGY-2, 4, & 5s.

The remainder of the Methodist team is centered in the hospital, managing service and private patients as well as consults.

Le Bonheur / St. Jude (Pediatric)

The experience between Le Bonheur and St. Jude is very broad. Training varies from the more fundamental aspects of Pediatric Otolaryngology to advanced management of pediatric airway issues, congenital anomalies, head and neck cancer, pediatric facial trauma, and sinonasal disorders.

Baptist / Regional One Health

This chief level rotation occurs in a suburban hospital setting. The resident works primarily with Otolaryngology faculty. However, there is ample opportunity to work not only with clinical faculty members but also with a variety of community Otolaryngologists and Plastic Surgeons in private practice. Additionally, the Baptist resident also operates at Regional One Health two half-days each week to assist the junior resident on the general ENT service at Regional One Health with more advanced cases.

Otology

This is a dedicated rotation for senior residents covering both adult and pediatric Neurotology. The Otology resident spends time in clinic and in the operating room at Le Bonheur, Baptist, and Methodist.

For more information regarding specific goals and objectives, please see the detailed rotations page.

Last Published: Nov 9, 2017