Michigan Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery provides exceptional residency training. Under the guidance of dedicated faculty, you'll receive in-depth instruction in all facets of otolaryngology and develop skills that equip you to exceed the highest standards of patient care and research.

During your training, you will be challenged to stretch your limits to become the best physician that you can be. Your training is not limited to evaluation and surgical skills; you will also learn how to ask important questions and search for even more important answers, how to serve those around you, and how to teach and mentor your colleagues.

Robbi A. Kupfer, M.D., Program Director

Starting with the 2018-2019 match, five residency positions are available each year. Four of these positions are dedicated to our five-year clinical training program and one to our six-year Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program. While at Michigan, residents are trained in the following:

  • Cranial base surgery
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • General otolaryngology
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Otology/neurotology
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Rhinology

Small group and departmental teaching conferences occur throughout the program. Didactic teachings include weekly lectures, grand rounds and laboratory sessions. Special courses are given in temporal bone surgery, head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, nasal endoscopy and research techniques.

Residents complete 6-18 months of research, depending on their program track. Results are presented during the annual Charles J. Krause Lectureship and submitted for publication.

Overall, it is our goal to develop residents who have expertise and knowledge in the diagnosis, management and research of otolaryngic conditions.

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