Welcome new residents!

photo of medical students celebrating Match Day

Otolaryngology Match 2023 results were announced March 17, and five outstanding medical graduates will join the Department of Otolaryngology as our newest residents. Please join us in welcoming and celebrating the achievements of these new members of the WashU ENT family. CLINICAL TRACK Sam Cler, MDWashington University School of Medicine “My wife and I are […]

ENT residents gain microvascular skills

photo of residents in simulation lab

It was a full house in the surgical simulation lab Feb. 15 as residents took advantage of an opportunity to practice microvascular anastomosis, the reconstruction of small blood vessels. The procedure is one of the most challenging surgical skills to acquire — the repaired vessel has to remain patent (open), but not leak. It is […]

Clinician-scientist trainees get a name change

The 2023 cohort of clinician-scientist trainees in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University will have a new name. Formerly known as T32 residents, they will now carry the designation – R25. The change reflects a new funding mechanism adopted by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) that will provide a […]

Virtual interviews with a twist

group photo of ENT interns

Applicants to Washington University’s Otolaryngology residency will interview virtually again this year, as mandated by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). But applicants to Washington University’s program will have a special opportunity – a Second Look – to visit in person and see the medical campus, meet current residents, and explore a bit […]

Advanced Clinical Rotations provide intern-like experience for med students

Medical student assisting with surgery.

One of the newest elements to arise from the Washington University medical school curriculum renewal – known as the Gateway Curriculum – is the Advanced Clinical Rotation or ACR. Pediatric otolaryngologist Kate Dunsky, MD, and neurotologist Cameron Wick, MD, recently worked alongside ACR Director Stephen Lawrence, MD, to discuss rotation goals, student evaluations, and the […]

Over 130 years of rich history

The Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis is rapidly approaching its sesquicentennial as it continues its mission in academic medicine: patient care, research, training and service. The department is no stranger to excellence in each of these mission areas. The department has flourished behind true innovators in the field […]

Dual simulation events highlight abundant opportunities for ENT residents

WashU ENT residents

A pair of surgical simulation courses on Dec. 3 offered ENT residents valuable opportunities to train with experts in lateral skull base approaches and endoscopic sinus surgery. Each full-day course allowed residents exposure to a variety of techniques used by surgeons throughout the Midwest. Lateral skull base surgery The annual lateral skull base course at […]

More than a surgical trainee: Clinical Fellow Kevin Zhan

As Kevin Zhan, MD, enters the second year of his neurotology fellowship, he shares his thoughts on the importance of a trainee also serving as trainer. Why did you pursue a fellowship in neurotology? I pursued otology and neurotology simply because I love ear and lateral skull base surgery, and I’m passionate about hearing healthcare. […]

Serving the deaf and hard of hearing for more than a century

Washington University’s Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences or PACS has a long and storied history of serving the deaf and hard of hearing community. Now, during National Audiology Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month, we take a historical look at this nationally recognized program that continues to supply the community with top-trained audiologists […]

Q&A with PACS Director of Finance and Academic Affairs Beth Elliott

Beth Elliott finds her greatest professional joy in watching the development of young professional students in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS), and her favorite destination is the “happiest place on Earth”. What is your title and how long have you been with PACS? My title is director of Finance and Academic Affairs. […]