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RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM


The residency program provides comprehensive training in clinical, surgical, and investigative aspects of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The program is designed to produce excellent technical surgeons who desire to apply sound scientific principles to the practice of head and neck surgery. Two-thirds of our graduates continue in the full-time practice of academic medicine in top centers across the country. Others commit to the multi-faceted practice of Otolaryngology in a community setting as skilled clinicians.

The University is a tertiary referral center for a 5 state area including: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI region). The training experience builds on graduated increases in responsibility for patient care issues over the 4 clinical years. Excellence in clinical care is of paramount importance for our trainees and this is achieved through didactic lectures, a busy operative schedule, general and subspecialty clinic exposure, and specific dissection courses. Accessible and involved faculty complement this experience with directed daily teaching on the wards, in the clinics and in the operating suite.

There is a strong sense of camaraderie here, which reflects a willingness to share in collaboration, scientific exploration, as well as a dedication to high clinical standards. The strong research base that includes the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the UW South Lake Union Research Center, the VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and others, provides a unique research opportunity amongst Otolaryngology Training Programs. The clinical and investigative strengths of this department coupled with the beautiful environs of the Pacific Northwest make this a unique training opportunity.

For more detailed information please visit the Residency Training Program web site.

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