Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

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Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

  1. 1. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery Christopher Larsen, MD Clinical Assistant Professor February 1, 2007
  2. 2. Surgical Subspeciatly Training: All 5 years controlled by ENT 1st year general surgery emphasis Recent change from SF early match to “regular” ERAS/NRMP
  3. 3. Lifestyle <ul><li>“ Early Nights and Tennis” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes and No </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residency: No (facial trauma, tertiary care patients, cancer referral center) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff: You decide </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Practice Style <ul><li>Long term relationships established with patient/family </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding surgery with immediate impact </li></ul><ul><li>Income: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not radiology, but not bad! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most surgery performed on healthy patients </li></ul><ul><li>Nice mix of clinic and surgery (and office-based surgery/intervention) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Surgical Subspecialties <ul><li>Neurotology/skull base surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Otolaryngology </li></ul><ul><li>Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Facial Plastic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Laryngology and Professional Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Allergy and Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Rhinology </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pediatric ENT
  7. 7. Skull Base/Rhinology
  8. 8. PLASTICS!
  9. 9. Head and Neck Oncology
  10. 10. Laryngology
  11. 11. How Do I Get In? <ul><li>Very competitive </li></ul><ul><li>We interview 35 applicants for 3 spots each year </li></ul><ul><li>USMLE scores and AOA status important in securing interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Research experience favored </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate (here and/or away) </li></ul><ul><li>Small community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters of Recommendation </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. KU Otolaryngology <ul><li>16 full time and 3 part-time faculty </li></ul><ul><li>15 residents (3 per year) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KUMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Luke’s Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truman Medical Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Mercy Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Affairs Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Winter Ski Meeting at Vail </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Mission Opportunity </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?

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