UK Otolaryngology residents work with Dr. Iverson on pediatric airway simulation scenarios at the UK Simulation Center.

UK Otolaryngology believes that the best way to learn surgery or clinical procedures is to be actively involved, virtually always on a one-on-one basis with an attending physician.  However, there are certainly times when simulation augments resident and student learning, and we embrace using simulation scenarios.  Specifically, we attempt to have one “wet lab,” or simulation with every resident teaching series (RTS) topic, as well as other simulations throughout the year.  For example, most programs, UK included, have a temporal bone course with neurotology teaching.  UK Otolaryngology has also had a sinus dissection course with the rhinology RTS, allergy injection training with the allergy RTS, maxillofacial plating with the facial plastics and reconstructive surgery RTS, and pediatric airway foreign body removal with the pediatric otolaryngology RTS.