Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Residency Didactic Curriculum


Didactic sessions are at the heart of the educational process for residents in training. The Department of Otolaryngology is proud to offer trainees many opportunities for learning through lectures, hands-on workshops and training modules. Highlights of our training program include: 

Grand Rounds

Each week residents select and present a patient case presentation and topic for discussion from one of the affiliated hospitals.

Tumor Boards

These head and neck multi-disciplinary conferences are held at at Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center. They include participation with otolaryngology head and neck surgeons, oncologists, radiation therapists, oral surgeons, speech therapists and pathologists. These participants also meet with residents to plan the therapy of patients with head and neck cancer.

Sub-specialty Conferences

Texas medical Center faculty present topics to residents in the areas of otology, neurotology, head and neck surgery, general otolaryngology, facial plastics and reconstructive surgery, allergy/immunology, laryngology, sleep and pediatric otolaryngology. Other lectures include neuroradiology, pathology, infectious diseases, speech pathology, radiotherapy and pulmonary medicine.

Journal Club

Review of landmark journal articles and current literature updates.

Additional Opportunities

To compliment didactic lectures, hands-on learning courses, workshops, and training modules are provided periodically. 

  • Basic science course 
  • Rhinoplasty course 
  • Temporal Bone course 
  • Trauma course 
  • Endoscopic Sinus surgery course 
  • Rigid Fixation workshop 
  • Soft-tissue workshop 
  • Cochlia (Resident led discussion)