Pediatric Otolaryngology – FAQ’s

How many fellows are in the ENT Program at UConn/Connecticut Children’s?
It is a one year fellowship, so one fellow per year.

What is the structure of the ENT Training Program?
Fellows spend their time going between OR, In-patient and Ambulatory settings. During this time, fellows learn the fundamentals of Pediatric Otolaryngology patient care. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in numerous multi-disciplinary clinics and conferences.

What are the on-call expectations?
Fellows are expected to take call from home on average one weekday night a week and one weekend a month. Fellows will be senior call and, as such, not primary call. They will provide oversight, education and mentorship and support to the junior resident who is also on call. Fellows will be expected to come in for significant cases performed at off hours.

What didactic teaching sessions are offered?
Fellows will have protected time each week for didactic sessions and conferences. These include: Radiology Conference, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Grand Rounds, Weekly Education conferences, Multidisciplinary Continual Improvement Conference, Cochlear Implant Team Meeting, Airway Conference, Journal Clubs, and Simulation sessions. 

ENT fellows also participate in Connecticut Children’s ACGME required Core Curriculum with trainees from our other fellowship programs.

What medical and surgical subspecialty services are available at Connecticut Children’s?
Connecticut Children’s has a complete service line of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists. We have a Cardiothoracic Surgical program and an ECMO program.

Where do fellows live?
In general, fellows live in the suburbs of Hartford, including West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, and Manchester, all within a 20 minute drive of both training locations.

What is the application process?
The University of Connecticut Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship program participates in the Match. Applications are submitted through the SF Match beginning on September 1, 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is September 1, 2021.

We select our applicants based on several criteria. We consider both past academic and professional performance as well as demonstrated interest in Otolaryngology and scholarly interests that align with areas of focus in our division. Interviews are offered and scheduled through SF Match from March 2021 through April 2021.

Along with an individual’s application, their interview also plays a significant role in the decision making process.