Resident Operative Experience

Resident Operative Experience

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, and our patient volume is outstanding. We take pride in providing trainees with the surgical skills necessary to become excellent otolaryngologists within the field of their choosing.

Procedure

Resident 1*

Resident 2* 

Required**

Natl. Average***

Parotidectomy (all types)

27

41

15

22

Neck Dissection (all types)

80

 74

27

52

Oral Cavity Resection

20

 30

10

 

Thyroid/Parathyroidectomy

55

 31

22

54

Tympanoplasty (all types)

46

46

17

40

Mastoidectomy (all types)

43

 41

15

34

Stapectomy/Ossiculoplasty

20

10

10

14

Rhinoplasty (all types)

32

37 

8

16

Mandible/Midface Fractures

61

32

12

30

Flaps and Grafts

172

134 

20

34

Airway – Pediatric and Adult

51

41 

20

35

Congenital Neck Masses

13

12

7

11

Ethmoidectomy

96

71 

40

77

Bronchoscopy

94

73 

22

63

Total

3597

3098

N/A

1728

* Derived from Class of 2014 Resident Operative Experience Reports (resident surgeon experience).  

** 2014 Required Minimum Number of Key Indicator Procedures for Graduating Residents.

*** Derived from 2011 National Averages.