Residency Program - Resident Responsibilities


Residents perform surgeries in all areas of otolaryngology as well as participate in outpatient and inpatient clincs at all facilities, which include the University Hospital, the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Each resident is given graduated responsibility in the management of patients depending on his/her ability. They will enter their final year as a chief resient, where they have the responsibility (under the supervision of faculty) of managing the services at one of the affiliated hospitals.

In total, residents will have spent 50 months on full-time clinical otolaryngology - head and neck rotations when finished with their residency. They will also spend an additional 3 months on a dedicated full-time research rotation and 1 month on the OMFS service. According to ACGME guidelines, residents strictly adhere to the 80 hour resident work week, along with other call and work related guidelines. This is monitored and enforced on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year. Academic promotion to the next PGY level is based upon acquiring proficiency in the six core competencies outlined by the ACGME: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Systems Based Practice, Professionalism, and Interpersonal Skills and Communication.


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