Educational Opportunities

Our residents benefit from a variety of educational opportunities.



  • Blue Team Teaching Rounds (weekly)
  • Maize Team Teaching Rounds (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
  • Subscription to BoardVitals

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery hosts an annual simulation course, ORL Essentials Boot Camp in The University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center (CSC), a unit of the Department of Learning Health Sciences. During this course, instructors from around the Midwest help junior residents develop essential skills, including intubation and surgical airway management, bronchoscopy and epistaxis management. Residents then integrate these skills with practical applications through complex scenarios using high-technology manikins. With emphasis on experience and practice rather than lectures and formal didactics, learners leave with increased comfort and confidence as they embark on their early careers.