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,” simulation with every resident teaching series (RTS) topic, as well as other simulations throughout the year. For example, UK Otolaryngology has a temporal bone course with neurotology teaching. UK Otolaryngology has also has 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.

Dr. Comer explains sinonasal anatomy during the cadaver dissection lab.

Dr. Archer demonstrates proper handling of instruments.

Dr. Saini teaches proper orientation of the endoscope compared to surgical instruments.

Doctors Azbell and Robins

Dr. Pappal navigates a flexible bronchoscopy simulation for foreign body removal under the tutelage of Dr. Azbell.

Doctors Mullen and Trott

Drs. Mullen and Trott perform microscopic laryngeal cleft repair simulation.

Doctors Noblitt and O'Brien

While Dr. Noblitt and Dr. July O’Brien observe, Dr. Trott performs rigid bronchoscopy with simulated foreign body removal. Dr. Iverson actively changes patient parameters to simulate real-world scenarios in encountered in the OR.