Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program
The Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program matches three residents each year at the PGY-1 level via the National Resident Matching Program. Application to the program is via the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS). The program is five years in length for a total of 15 residents current residents. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training takes place at LSU Health Shreveport, as well as at the Overton Brooks VAMC. There are four otolaryngology teams at LSUHSC-Shreveport and one otolaryngology service at Overton Brooks VAMC which provide rotations for residents. The Residency Program’s goals and objectives are achieved through a variety of mechanisms offered by the Department including conferences, Grand Rounds, Departmental courses, clinic experiences, operative experiences, research experiences, as well directed independent study.
The faculty consists of 8 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members who represent all of the major subspecialty areas of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery to include facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgical oncology, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, otology/neurotology in addition to general otolaryngology.
The department performs approximately 2000 surgeries per year and over 12,000 office visits so the resident experience is extensive.
The surgical skills laboratory serves as a teaching tool for medical students, residents, faculty, and practicing surgeons of all subspecialty fields. The lab provides a setting in which learners of all levels may practice and hone their surgical skills. Using cadaveric specimens allow participants a relaxed setting to strengthen their anatomic knowledge without putting actual patients at risk.