Residency Program

We appreciate your interest in the University of Kentucky Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program. We believe we have an outstanding residency experience and look forward to sharing information about our program with you.

The residency program began in 1990 with five faculty members and one resident per year. We have grown steadily since that time, and now have thirteen full-time clinical faculty members and one PhD faculty member. All clinical areas of otolaryngology are covered and we have NIH funded research in our department. The teaching program is centered on providing residents with all the tools needed to successfully pass their board exams and to enter fellowship or private practice with a firm understanding of the full scope of our specialty.

Without a doubt, our program’s biggest strength is the operative experience. Our residents operate one-on-one with a faculty member on virtually every case. A progressive experience leads to surgical competence and confidence, and the patient volume is outstanding. In addition, we are proud that 100 percent of our graduating residents have received board certification by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Past residents are successful in fellowship training, academic and private practice, and research. Our faculty is dedicated to the highest level of patient care and resident education.

We welcome your interest in our program, and look forward to hearing from you further.