Regional Program that offers training in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette
Welcome to the Department of OtolaryngologyResidency Section
Our Residency Program
The Otorhinolaryngology Residency Program at LSUHSC is a five-year (including internship) regional program. The PGY 1 year includes 6 months of Otolaryngology, in addition to Critical Care, General Surgery and Anesthesiology rotations. Department practice sites are located in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette, with our faculty practice located at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The selection process for the fully ACGME accredited Otorhinolaryngology Residency Program at LSUHSC is highly competitive. Residents receive comprehensive breadth and depth of training from an extensive and supportive faculty team. Training includes rotations at a combination of five public and private facilities with an optimal balance of supervision and independent decision-making between the residents and faculty members. The program upholds a strong clinical emphasis consistent with LSU’s reputation for training fine clinicians.
- Weekly Otology/Neurotology Lecture
- Weekly Head & Neck, Rhinology, and Facial Plastic case conference
- Review upcoming weeks operative cases, focusing on imaging, pertinent anatomy, and surgical options
- Weekly Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Tumor Board
- Monthly Journal Clubs
- Monthly faculty led formal bedside teaching rounds
- Semi-annual Resident Injection Course
- Provided through a grant from Allergan, residents get hands on training injecting neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
- Monthly didactic days
- Held the first Tuesday of each month, these full day didactic conferences follow a curriculum based on the Bailey's Head and Neck Surgery Textbook so that the entire book will be covered twice during one’s residency. Each conference is resident led with a subspecialty faculty mentor, and includes lectures, guest speakers, case based oral board prep, head and neck radiology review, Chairman’s Rounds, and Safety, Quality Improvement, and Morbidity & Mortality (SQUIMM) Rounds.
- Audiology and Vestibular Course
- Cricothyrotomy Day for the L1's
- Head & Neck Anatomy Dissection Course
- Microsurgical Skills Course (Bi-annual)
- Sinus and Allergy Course
- Temporal Bone Dissection Course
- Tracheo-esophageal-puncture (TEP) Course
- OTE in-service exam
100% ABO certification rate , on 1st attempt, for all candidates in the past 10 years
2,500 to 3,000 cases per resident throughout residency
70% of Otolaryngologists in Louisiana have trained with LSU
Balance of resident autonomy and supervision
Representation of all subspecialties within Otolaryngology
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC) and
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital (OLOLCH)
OLOL is the largest private medical center in Louisiana, with 721 licensed beds, approximately 900 physicians annually serve roughly 33,035 inpatients and 276,109 outpatients. Residents are exposed to...
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LSU Health Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA
LSU Health Baton Rouge, a division of OLOLRMC, includes Perkins Road Surgical and Specialty Clinics and provide comprehensive training for all general otolaryngologic problems, in addition to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck oncology, basic laryngology and otology including cochlear implants.
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University Hospital and Clinics Lafayette, LA
University Hospital and Clinics is a 146-bed hospital serving individuals in the southwestern and central regions of the state where an extremely broad patient base provides a rich clinical experience, allowing the resident to...
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Children's Hospital of New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA
General pediatricians and a full array of pediatric specialists staff this 247-bed hospital. Resident rotations focus on expanding clinical experience and depth in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric otolaryngology conditions. This rotation provides residents with in-depth...
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University Medical Center New OrleansNew Orleans, LA
University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) is the academic medical center of LCMC Health. As the state's largest teaching hospital for many of the state's physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, it is integral in shaping the future of healthcare for the region.
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- LSU has trained 70% of Louisiana's ENT physicians
- All Otolaryngologists ABO certified
- 100% ABO certification rate, on 1st attempt, for all candidates in the past 10 years
- 120 graduates of program
- 35 female, 84 male
- 31 entered academic fellowships
- 86 in full-time private practice of ENT
- 64 in Louisiana
- 22 in other states