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Our Chief Residents and Changes Ahead
This April finds us in the later half of the 2013-2014 academic year. Last summer we celebrated the graduation of our two chief residents, Dr. Benjamin Feldman and Dr. Shane Gailushas. Both residents secured outstanding clinical fellowships — Dr. Feldman’s pediatric fellowship is at The Ohio State University and Dr. Gailushas is in a facial plastic fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. We are proud of their achievements.
Currently, we have three chief residents, all of whom have plans after their graduations in June. They are:
We will be celebrating their graduations on June 20, 2014. All alumni are cordially invited to attend the Resident Research Day, which takes place graduation day as well.
We hope to increase our residency compliment to three residents per year, given that our clinical and surgical volumes have increased significantly in the last several years.
The most significant change in the Otolaryngology residency program will be occurring in the evaluation process. Around the United States, all programs are beginning the Milestone Project. Each program has a designated faculty competency committee that will review resident progress for 17 separate milestones. Twelve of the milestones are clinical and five involve communication, professionalism, systems-based practice and practice-based learning. All residents will be evaluated on a nine-point scale, and residents are expected to progress through five levels of milestone proficiency, with level five being an ideal level obtained following fellowship or practice experience.
Two new rotations have also been instituted at our residency program:
In an effort to emphasize a problem-based approach rather than traditional didactic lectures, we are also modifying our conference schedule and format. A series of workshops focusing on specific clinical skills was also added to the curriculum.
We recently completed the interview process for PG Is beginning next year. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery remains an extremely competitive specialty. Our program received 332 applications, offered interviews to 36 of the applicants and will accept two new residents through the match later this spring.
Our current PG Is include David Hyman from Illinois, Mark Rohrbach from Washington State and Adam Coughlin from Wisconsin. All three are doing a great job during that grueling internship year we all remember so well!
We greatly appreciate the efforts of our friends and alumni on behalf of the training program and look forward to another successful year in 2014. Thank you for your support.