Ceremony highlights achievements of graduating residents and fellows

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Graduation ceremonies for the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine were held June 21 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The evening’s festivities celebrated graduating chief residents Katherine Chang, MD, Aisling Last, MD, Sampat Sindhar, MD, MSCI, Ben Wahle, MD, and Nneoma Wamkpah, MD, MSCI. Wahle and Wamkpah were also […]

Final surgery course for McMillan Sim Lab

The Multidisciplinary Surgical Simulation Lab in McMillan Hospital saw its final surgery course on May 11. The lab moves to its new location at the 6th floor of Farrell Learning and Teaching Center next month. Residents from the departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology practiced a variety of surgical approaches to the anterior skull base, including […]

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences celebrates graduating students

At commencement ceremonies May 24, Washington University’s top ranked Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences awarded 14 Doctor of Audiology degrees and six Master of Science in Deaf Education degrees this year. The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences recognized its graduates during a Commencement Recognition Ceremony held at the Eric P. Newman Center on […]

Graduating fellows move to faculty positions

Graduating fellows in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery have spent the past year completing intense surgical training with their specialty mentors. Here they share their future plans and some thoughts on their fellowship experience. Please join us in congratulating these new specialists. Zaid Al-Qurayshi, MBChB, fellow in advanced head and neck surgical oncology […]

Graduating chief residents take their next steps

As they prepare for graduation on June 21, five chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine share their post-graduation plans, reflect on highlights of their training, and offer parting words of advice for their junior colleagues. Please join us in celebrating their successes and many contributions to the department […]

Spector Lecture highlights leadership in academic medicine

The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University celebrated the 6th annual Spector Lectureship in the Biology of Cancer on April 24. Invited speaker Mark Varvares, MD, shared his thoughts on the importance of leadership in academic medicine. Varvares currently serves as the John W. Merriam/William W. Montgomery Professor and chair of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery […]

New surgical simulation lab takes shape

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A new surgical simulation lab is taking shape quickly on the sixth floor of Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the medical school campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The multi-disciplinary lab provides a state-of-the-art platform for hands-on education of surgical trainees in otolaryngology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology. The new facility will replace the current […]

Match results are in!

Otolaryngology resident match results were announced March 15, and five outstanding medical school graduates will join the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine as our newest residents. The National Resident Matching Program uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to place each applicant with their preferred residency positions at programs that also prefer them. […]

Residency applicant interviews return to in-person format

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For the first time since 2020, applicants to the Washington University Otolaryngology residency program interviewed using an in-person format. Most of our applicants are not familiar with St. Louis and everything that our residency program and the WashU/BJC/SLCH consortium have to offer. For these applicants, the opportunity to meet with faculty, interact with current residents, […]

Lighting the path to career development of physician-scientists

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Physician-scientists are physicians who devote a consistent portion of their professional effort toward research to learn more about health, disease, or the optimization of patient care. The Physician-Scientist Training Program at Washington University’s Department of Otolaryngology has offered this specialized training for over 40 years. Learning the ins and outs of scientific pursuit adds a […]