Educational Activities

Our residents benefit from a variety of educational opportunities.

Temporal Bone Lab


  • Discharge Planning Rounds (weekly)
  • Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Resident Didactic Conference (weekly)
  • Morbidity and Mortality Rounds (monthly)
  • Research Committee Conference (monthly)
  • Journal Club (7 per year)
  • Anatomic Dissections (two, weekend-long sessions per year)
  • Temporal Bone Dissection Course (PGY-4)
  • ORL Essentials Boot Camp (PGY-1 and PGY-2)
  • Charles J. Krause, M.D., Lectureship (annually)
  • Lawrence-Hawkins Symposium (annually)
  • Michigan Work Society Meeting (bi-annually)


  • Blue Team Teaching Rounds (weekly)
  • Maize Team Teaching Rounds (weekly)
  • Hearing and Special Senses Seminar (weekly)
  • Otology Conference (weekly)
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Team Teaching Rounds (weekly)
  • Rhinology/Sinus Conference (weekly)
  • Temporal Bone Laboratory (weekly)
  • U-M Head and Neck Tumor Board (weekly)
  • V.A. Tumor Board (weekly)
  • V.A. Teaching Rounds (bi-weekly)


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Home Study Course
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology In-Service Examination

ORL Essentials Boot Camp

Residents encounter difficult and emergent airway situations throughout their training. Our simulation program gives residents the opportunity to learn and practice new skills and procedures in nearly real situations without risk of injury to a patient. It is also provides an effective means of assessing competency. Training opportunities include the annual ORL Essentials Boot Camp.