First year residents spend four hours per week in the 600-square-foot space located on the first floor of the Cole Eye Institute, learning advanced microsurgical techniques from Cole Eye Institute ophthalmologists using the latest technology in ophthalmic surgical education. Each resident spends over one hundred hours practicing with OR-grade surgical instruments, microscopes, and phacoemulsification equipment to create the most realistic possible training experience. After completing this extensive surgical training, residents begin performing cataract surgery as the primary surgeon in the second year of residency.
The program consists of five years of training. Individual supervision and teaching are provided at all levels of training by physicians in the Institute. Participation in the clinic and operating room is commensurate with the residents level of competence and ability. Each resident will develop skill and knowledge in all aspects of modern Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, i.e., head and neck surgery, microsurgery of the ear, neurotology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, audiology, speech pathology, maxillofacial trauma, endoscopy (including laser), pediatric otolaryngology, laryngoscopy, sleep medicine, and allergy.
We are a medium sized pediatric residency training program with an emphasis on teaching rather than service. A strong working relationship between the residents, staff and fellows is the strength of our program. We offer a competitive benefit package, as well as a book allowance offered over the 3 years.