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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World Voice Day Concert
Annual vocal concert that celebrates World Voice Day, presented by the U-M Vocal Health Center in partnership with the U-M School of Music, Theater and Dance. This event is free and open to the public.
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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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Head and Neck Cancer for the Primary Care Provider
After completing this activity participants will be able to apply knowledge learned to evaluate patients at high risk for oropharynx cancer. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
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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.
Woman looking through a microscope
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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