School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Clinical Training

The residency training program consists of didactic teaching and education programs, conferences, research and clinical duties at the affiliated hospitals. The curriculum includes instruction in all phases of modern Otolaryngology including Otology, Neuro-Otology, Skull Base Surgery, Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery, Rhinology and Allergy, Laryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Bronchoesophagology.

During the residency program, residents will be provided the guidance and information to become comfortable in clinical practice and have the tools to continue their professional growth as effective teachers and competent investigators in any clinical environment.

The Department of Otolaryngology adheres strictly to the ACGME implemented 80-hour weekly limit on resident work hours. Further, in order to adhere to the work hour limit on continuous duty, residents are relieved from clinical duties in the morning following an overnight in-house call. Call coverage is required only at Oakwood, Crittenton and Karmanos Hospitals. The call schedule is at home if the resident is within 20 minutes of the hospital. The call schedule is determined by the chief resident. Currently, the call schedule is 1 in 4 for PGY2, twice a month for PGY3, once a month for PGY4, and back-up calls for PGY5.