Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Education
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Learn from Dedicated Specialty Leaders

Thrive under the supervision of dedicated faculty and leaders of their specialties, in a multidisciplinary approach to training.

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

Established in 1904, the University of Michigan's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is among the first in the country. However, it's not just our historic beginnings that define us, but our enduring commitment to training the next generation of leaders in otolaryngology. Our residency program, recognized as one of the best in the nation, to our fellowship and medical student programs, and hands-on training courses are all guided by our top-notch, dedicated faculty to provide the full breadth and depth of otolaryngology training. Our programs are designed to allow learners to develop a skilled foundation while challenging themselves to excel and exceed the highest standards of patient care and research in their chosen subspecialty.

EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMS
Residency

Receive in-depth clinical and research instruction exceeding the highest standards of patient care.

Fellowships

Deepen your knowledge with a fellowship under some of the foremost clinicians and researchers in the field.

Medical Student Education

Gain valuable skills through clinical electives, subinternships and related electives.

Temporal Bone Course

Explore 11 unique dissection exercises in a five-day hands-on course.

ORL Essential Bootcamp

Junior residents share an insightful, one-day hands-on experience exploring the practice.

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24th Annual Charles J. Krause MD Lectureship
The Charles J. Krause MD Lectureship aims to further the understanding of research advances in otolaryngology in both basic science and clinical applications. This year's Charles J. Krause, MD invited lecturer, Jennifer Villwock, MD who is slated to give two presentations. Current residents will also present updates on their research projects, which cover a variety of topics and sub-specialties.
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ORL Essentials Summer Bootcamp
The ORL Essentials Boot Camp is a simulation course held annually with instructors from around the Midwest to help junior residents develop essential skill, including intubation, surgical airway management, bronchoscopy and epistaxis management.
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Temporal Bone Dissection Course
This extensive five-day course is designed as a complete temporal bone dissection course for a resident or fellow in training or as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist.
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Temporal Bone Dissection Course
This extensive five-day course is designed as a complete temporal bone dissection course for a resident or fellow in training or as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist.
Woman looking through a microscope
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Medical School News
Medical School faculty promotions approved by U-M Board of Regents
Nearly 200 Medical School faculty members earned promotions in the 2024 cycle. Their new appointments were approved May 16 by the U-M Board of regents and take effect Sept. 1, 2024.
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Researchers discover urine based test to detect head and neck cancer
At-home test can detect tumor DNA fragments in urine samples, providing a non-invasive alternative to traditional blood-based biomarker tests
Department News
Former DCMB PhD student Dr. Shuze Wang published in Developmental Cell
Former DCMB PhD student Dr. Shuze Wang was published in Developmental Cell.
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Department News
Chioma Anidi announced as 2024 Albert C. Furstenberg Award recipient
Congratulations to incoming intern, Chioma Anidi on being the 2024 recipient of the Albert C. Furstenberg Award
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Department News
Introducing the 2024 incoming otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents
Meet the newest residents to join our program
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Health Lab
Primary care scarcity linked to more surgical emergencies, problems
Patients living in areas with the worst shortages of primary care providers are more likely to have emergency surgery, surgical complications and hospital readmissions.