Residents encounter difficult and emergent airway situations throughout their training. Our Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 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 simulation course.
The Simulation Education Fund provides financial support for our simulation activities, particularly the annual simulation course. We aim to keep costs low for attendees, which requires the department to cover many of the course expenses. Donations to this fund allow us to expand course offerings and make the course available to more trainees.