Laboratory facilities are available for animal surgery and for temporal bone dissection. Each year the department provides an organized temporal bone dissection course. In addition, independent temporal bone drilling is strongly encouraged (and expected).
Basic Science Lecture Series
This series of lectures represents the core didactic curriculum for the residency and includes core Otolaryngology material as well as related disciplines lectures.
Grand Rounds are held each Wednesday morning. All housestaff, students and faculty are required to attend.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
M & M Conference is held once each month. The Chief Residents present relevant cases from Saint Louis University Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Emphasis is on teaching, avoidance of complications and improving patient care. This conference is open to academic faculty, residents and medical students only.
This conference is held once monthly. Its purpose is to reach the radiologic assessment of a wide spectrum of head and neck pathology. Although traditional x-rays are discussed, the emphasis is on advanced imaging modalities such as MRI and CT. Staff from the section of neuroradiology participate in the planning and implentation of this conference.
This multidisciplinary conference meets weekly to present new patients, develop multidisciplinary treatment plans and assess patient status for all head and neck cancer patients. It is required that all head and neck cancer patients treated by the Department be presented at this weekly planning conference.
Book Club focuses on the systematic review of a selected major text of otolaryngology. Over a 1-2 year period, all chapters within the selected text are discussed. This conference, which meets weekly, is coordinated by the chief residents.
Journal Club provides an opportunity for critical review of current otolaryngology literature. During the academic year, Journal Club meets on a monthly basis.
Teaching Case Conference
Teaching Case Conference, which meets 2-3 times per month, includes the presentation of unusual, complex or otherwise noteworthy cases, followed by an informal discussion. Often a Teaching Case Conference may be designated for a specific topic (such as trauma). The purpose of this conference is to encourage the development of cognitive skills for the assessment and management of various disease processes.