The purpose of this handbook is to provide Otolaryngology residents with an orientation and overview of the Otolaryngology ─ Head and Neck Surgery Training Program at SIU School of Medicine. This manual provides a competency-based set of educational goals and objectives, residency program guidelines, resident responsibilities, expectations, as well as institutional and program policies for the residents’ training
The Residency Program is conducted under the Requirements established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) of which the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Otolaryngology has direct responsibility for formulating policies for the organization and conduct of the Otolaryngology residency program. In the Appendix A of this manual is a copy of the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Otolaryngology. Please read this document and become familiar with its contents. The reader may also view the Common Program Requirements on the ACGME website at www.acgme.org.
This is a five-year training program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The PGY-1 year is designed to prepare residents for specialty education in otolaryngology. It consists of one month rotations in general surgery, emergency medicine, critical care unit, anesthesia, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery and otolaryngology. The remaining four years (PGY-2 ─ PGY-5) comprise specialty-specific training in otolaryngology including clinical and surgical training as well as a structured research experience. For purposes specific to the SIU Otolaryngology Residency program, a “Junior Resident” is defined as a resident in the second and third postgraduate years of training. A”Senior Resident” is a surgical resident in postgraduate year four. The “Chief Resident” is an individual in the final (fifth) year of Otolaryngology training.
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