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, […]

Lateral skull base course focuses on vestibular schwannoma surgery

Mentored by leading neurotologists and neurosurgeons, Washington University residents recently learned techniques to remove tumors from the lateral skull base, specifically vestibular schwannomas, which are also known as acoustic neuromas. Working in Washington University’s state-of-the art multidisciplinary surgical simulation lab, residents from the departments of otolaryngology and neurosurgery practiced surgical approaches to removing these non-cancerous […]

Residency applicant review gets new holistic approach

It’s that time of year again when otolaryngology residency applications are demanding lots of attention. This year, the review process will be a little different. According to Residency Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH, the ERAS application was altered in a number of significant ways: Lieu explained that of these changes, some may be beneficial, […]

Simulation a highlight of annual ENT induction course

Washington University otolaryngology residents took full advantage of their multidisciplinary surgical simulation lab during this summer’s annual induction course. The lab has become an increasingly beneficial tool for resident training as more and more surgical specialties adopt hands-on training with cadaver specimens as a routine part of their curriculum. August was a busy month in […]

ENT residents match with top choices for surgical fellowships

Three chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University have matched with their top choices for prestigious fellowship programs, pursuing advanced surgical training in head and neck cancer and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The matches reflect the breadth and quality of surgical and academic experience received by residents in the WashU program. […]

WashU ENT celebrates graduating residents/fellows

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University celebrated its graduating residents and fellows at a dinner hosted at the Westwood Country Club in St. Louis, MO. Lindburg Professor and Chair Craig Buchman, MD, honored the chief residents, extolling the virtues of each and reminding them why they chose a residency program at […]

Next steps for chief residents

photo of graduating chief residents

As they prepare for graduation on June 23, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]