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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

General Practice Residency (GPR)

Otolaryngology Rotation



Upon completion of this rotation, the resident will:

  1. Recognize common diseases of the head and neck, and their management
  2. Become familiar with treatment modalities utilized in managing head & neck cancer
  3. Gain an understanding of clinical anatomy as it applies to head and neck disease


During this two week rotation, general practice residents actively participate in the care of patients via assignment to the Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. While on rotation, clinical instruction is provided by the attending and resident staff of the Otolaryngology Department of University Hospital. The Goals of the rotation are:

  1. Exposure to ENT medical and clinical practices.
  2. Learn the interrelationship between the oral cavity, oropharynx, ears and nasal cavity
  3. Exposure to reading CT scans
  4. Observation of OR surgeries
  5. Attendance and participation of ENT tumor board and weekly meetings

In addition to this clinical training, residents are required to attend all seminars, lectures, etc., sponsored by the Otolaryngology service.