Lectureships and Courses
Basic Techniques of Soft Tissue Surgery
This course is held once a year for residents. Techniques in basic soft tissue work are emphasized. Residents work on suturing, wound repair and soft tissue manipulation with fresh tissue provided by Rutgers NJ Medical School. Our junior residents are encouraged to attend this course.
Sinus and Endoscopic Cadaver Course
Twice a year, residents go with the department's Rhinologist and Skull Base Surgeons to practice endoscopic surgery with fresh cadaveric heads. Here they learn techniques of basic endoscopic surgery along with advanced skull base approaches on cadaveric heads. Residents take a full day off all clinical responsibilities to attend this course.
Temporal Bone Course
The temporal bone course is held 7 times per year for residents to drill temporal bones underneath the microscope in our temporal bone lab. This course is led by the department's otologist/neurotologists and they work very closely with the residents teaching them basic mastoidectomy skills as well as advanced extended approaches to the skull base.
Annual Alumni Day Symposium
Near the end of each academic calendar year, our department has an Annual Alumni Day Symposium where an invited speaker comes to Rutgers NJ Medical School to speak to the department on a particular otolaryngology topic. This is an educational experience for students, residents, and faculty. The day usually concludes with an afternoon of golfing, tennis, or swimming at a local country club in New Jersey.
National Otolaryngology Meetings
Our faculty, residents, and medical students have continued to present both posters and oral presentations at national meetings each and every year. We already have several presentations submitted to the next COSM meeting. Our department has several talks at this years AAO-HNS Annual meeting.