Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Residency

The training for the Feinberg otolaryngology resident is individualized, with progressively increasing levels of responsibility as clinical competence is achieved. The majority of training takes place in the teaching hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  We consider the consistency of educational goals and faculty paired with these diverse hospital experiences one of our programs greatest strengths.

Our program includes a formal didactic curriculum, with courses in head and neck anatomy and physiology, histopathology, temporal bone dissection and anatomy, and sinus dissection and endoscopy.  

Otolaryngology Resident Wellness

Physician burnout is a major problem in the medical profession. Our department is determined to get ahead of this problem through (1) awareness, (2) a proactive approach to health and well-being, and (3) regular, recurring evaluation. While the focus is on the residents who are perhaps at greatest risk, fellows and faculty are included in this process. We encourage awareness by recognizing the signs of a potential problem as well as identification of sources of help. We devote formal curriculum time to these issues to assist the trainee in self assessment. We promote ongoing personal and professional development through mentorship to help identify potential well-being issues. Lastly, we evaluate trainees through recurring formal assessment and facilitate periodic faculty career development sessions. This is supplemented with less formal departmental social events that help to foster rich interpersonal interactions. Only through a comprehensive approach can this trend to burnout be reversed.

Contact Us

For more information on the Otolaryngology Residency Program, please contact our office at 312-695-3222.

Meet Our Residents

Meet our current residents.