Residents develop teaching skills in a progressive fashion, with senior-level residents learning to lead a team at each institution. Teams include residents at multiple program year levels and medical students.
University of Colorado Hospital
As our primary teaching hospital, the U.S. News & World Report honor roll-ranked University of Colorado Hospital and its beautiful and modern Anschutz Medical Campus offers a complete range of fellowship-trained subspecialists in all areas of otolaryngology. Our faculty is committed to promoting resident education in evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a complicated patient base. The hospital is the Denver metro area’s primary tertiary referral center, providing a diverse clinical experience for the trainee. The otolaryngology service covers three to five operating rooms and three to six faculty-run clinics on any typical weekday, generating a plethora of educational opportunities.
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Encompassing one of the more comprehensive pediatric rotations in the country, two residents work closely with two fellows to learn the breadth of pediatric otolaryngology at this hospital. Twelve pediatric otolaryngology faculty perform a wide range of procedures, including cleft lip and palate repair, rare among otolaryngology programs. Multidisciplinary clinics allow resident collaboration with other services at this top-rated children’s hospital.
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver Health provides care to the underserved population of the city and county of Denver. As one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Denver, residents manage a significant volume of facial fractures and other head and neck trauma. Multidisciplinary trauma and tumor board conferences, as well as division specific radiology and pathology conferences supplement learning. Two residents (one junior and one senior) work closely with three full time faculty members. In this smaller team setting, junior residents have the opportunity to advance rapidly to more senior level cases.
Two residents work closely with two full time faculty as well as several part time faculty on this rotation. Major objectives include development of patient management skills, proficiency in multidisciplinary treatment of head and neck malignancies, and cultivation of subspecialty interests within adult otolaryngology. Residents manage the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care with appropriate faculty supervision.