Divisions >> Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery >> Otolaryngology Surgery Update e-newsletter >> September 2014 Issue >> Residency Update
New Residency Review Standards and First-year Residents
In the past year the National Residency Review Committee in Otolaryngology has established new requirements to be fulfilled by all accredited training programs. These include 17 milestones required for assessment of residents at all levels. There are 12 milestones encompassing clinical care and medical knowledge as well as five milestones involving professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, system-based practice, and practice-based learning and improvement. Residents are to be assessed every six months regarding his or her milestone performance on a scale from 1 to 5. At the completion of their training, most residents are expected to achieve Level 4. Level 5 is an ideal state of perfect practice and is usually only obtained with significant experience after residency. As we desire to see our residents consistently achieve these goals and also improve our efforts in training them, two new committees have been established.
We are proud of our residents and hope these efforts will help us maintain and improve upon the tradition of excellent training they receive.
Finally, we would like to welcome our two newest Otolaryngology PGY-1 residents, Drs. Katy Leavitt and James Thompson. Dr. Leavitt completed her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine while Dr. Thompson completed his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine. Both of these residents were highly ranked, and we are very happy they matched with our program. They have currently started on required rotations including emergency medicine and surgical rotations.