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.


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


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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