Program Aims

The primary aim of the UConn Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program is to train well qualified and competent general otolaryngologists in an inclusive environment. Our aim is accomplished through:

  1. Offering an interspecialty, multidisciplinary team approach to patient care;
  2. Superior clinical volume both in and out of the operating room;
  3. Promoting scholarly productivity through research in clinical otolaryngology, translational sciences and quality improvement programs and presentation/publication of results at national forums and leading journals;
  4. Advocating for engagement and leadership at the program (e.g., Program Evaluation Committee), institutional (e.g., Resident Forum, Resident Leadership Council) and national levels (e.g., Section for Residents, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery);
  5. Progressive pathway to independence and acquisition of responsibilities;
  6. Prioritizing diversity and learning from one another through our differences;
  7. Enhancing training through teaching of junior residents and medical students;
  8. Integration of simulation;
  9. Robust mentorship;
  10. Prioritizing well-being while building resilience.

It is recognized that fellowship training is sought by many graduates to meet their career objectives. Our strong training program with integrated mentorship by high profile faculty enables those trainees who wish to pursue advanced training after residency in competitive subspecialties. Program staff includes at least two fellowship-trained faculty members within each subspecialty in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. Our goal is a surgeon who, upon graduation, is capable of offering a broad range of surgical and medical specialty care for problems of ear, nose, throat, head, and neck across the lifespan.