Program Overview

Clinical Experience

A typical training pathway with five residents will follow the structure outlined below. Residents also have the opportunity for elective rotations during their fourth year of training, including a standing elective clinical rotation at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.

5-Year Clinical Training Program

Our five-year program offers a balance of inpatient, outpatient, operative and research experience. Residents in this program spend six months doing research during their PGY-4 year.

6-Year Advanced Research Training

Like our five-year residency program, our six-year Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program offers a balance of inpatient, outpatient, operative and research experience. Residents in our six-year program spend an additional 12 months doing research, which begins during the PGY-3 year, for a total of 18 research months.

Research & Professional Development

Our residents have been remarkably successful in competing for extramural grants, and research productivity has been impressive. During the PGY-4 year, residents spend six months pursuing research and other professional development. Additionally, one resident each year engages in an 18-month research rotation starting during the PGY-3 year.

Educational Opportunities

Throughout your training, you will encounter difficult and emergent airway situations, learning both clinical and operative skills. Through Michigan Medicine’s multidisciplinary Clinical Simulation Center, you'll learn and practice new skills and procedures in nearly real situations without risk of injury to a patient while providing an effective means of assessing competency.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Otolaryngology DE&I Committee

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee was created by Dr. Charles J. Krause to offer a safe space to share personal experiences, educational resources, and DEI initiatives to help combat racism, support health equity and inclusion within the Otolaryngology community.

Diversity is bringing humans with different backgrounds to the table.
Equity is correcting justice and fairness while addressing historical privilege and oppression.
Inclusion is inviting humans to speak and encouraging them to lead.

The committee meets once monthly and all are encouraged to join.

Diversity Champion

Dr. Shannon Fayson serves as the Resident Liaison for the DEI committee where she advocates for diversity within the residency program and department. In addition to the committee, Dr. Fayson is also an advocate for health equity and currently participating in Michigan Medicine’s Healthcare Equity and Quality Scholars Program (HEQSP). Dr. Fayson is also the founder of The Black Otolaryngologist Network, a virtually-based organization that aims to build a strong community, support network, and mentorship among Black Otolaryngologists.

Health Equity and Quality Scholars Program

Michigan Medicine’s Healthcare Equity and Quality Scholars Program (HEQSP) is a 14-month program set to address cultural humility, social determinants of health, and provide foundational instruction on quality improvement with a goal to equip house officers with the skills they need to engage in systems-based approaches to deliver equitable, safe, and high-quality care throughout their careers. 

Resident Wellness

Our program has incorporated several wellness initiatives including:

  • Team Wellness Dinners (when appropriate)
  • Virtual Wellness and Mentoring Groups
  • Ability to request a personal ½ day per month
  • Meal Allowances

Resident Life

Training at the University of Michigan gives you the opportunity to live in the vibrant city of Ann Arbor. The city itself offers an abundant array of restaurants, microbreweries, coffee houses, jazz, blues and rock clubs, museums, galleries, and other entertainment.

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.

Contact Us

Please contact education-oto@med.umich.edu with any questions.