The residency program provides comprehensive training in clinical, surgical, and investigative aspects of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The program is designed to produce excellent surgeons who apply sound scientific principles to the practice of head and neck surgery. Two-thirds of our graduates continue in top academic medicine centers across the country.
The university is a tertiary referral center for a five-state area including Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI region). Training experience builds on graduated increases in patient care over five clinical years. Trainees achieve excellence through didactic lectures, busy operative schedules, clinic exposure, and specific dissection courses. Accessible, involved faculty complement learning with directed teaching in clinics, wards, and the operating suite.
There are four residency positions offered annually. Three of the four spots are for a 6-year program that includes 1 year of dedicated NIH-funded research, and the fourth position is for a 7-year program that includes 2 years of dedicated NIH-funded research. The 6- and 7-year programs are ranked separately in ERAS. See table below for the clinical schedule.
An in-depth look at our department, by our chair, Neal Futran, MD DMD.
A detailed description of the program, by our residency director, Tanya Meyer, MD
An in-depth look at our research training, by our director of research, Jenny Stone, PhD, with co-director Ed Weaver, MD MPH, and some of our past and current trainees.
Details about our residency training curriculum, by our associate residency program director, Maya Sardesai, MD MEd
Montlake UW Medical Center, by Ian Humphreys, DO FARS
Seattle Children's Hospital, by Kathy SIe, MD
Harborview Medical Center, by Maya Sardesai, MD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, by Cliff Hume, MD PhD