Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center serves as the academic base for the Otolaryngology Residency. The other major affiliations of the Otolaryngology training experience include Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and Saint John's Mercy Medical Center. Residents rotate at each of these facilities during their residency training.
The major goal of the Residency Program is to provide comprehensive training in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery. Major emphasis is placed on both outpatient care and inpatient management as well as operative technical skills. Rotation time is reserved for independent research, and faculty mentors are readily available. Attendance at local, regional and national meetings is encouraged. The Department subsidizes resident travel for meetings.
The first year of the residency is spent as a general surgery intern in the Saint Louis University Department of Surgery. It is expected that all Saint Louis University Otolaryngology residents will fulfill their general surgery internship requirement here at SLU. The remaining four years are spent in the Otolaryngology Department. A three month research rotation is reserved during the PGY-3 year. The training program provides for graded responsibility, culminating in the Chief Residency year. There is full attending supervision in the office and operating rooms in all our affiliated institutions.