Clinical Training Sites
Residents develop teaching skills in a progressive fashion, with
senior-level residents learning to lead a team at each institution.
Teams include residents at multiple program year levels and medical
University of Colorado Hospital
As our primary teaching hospital, the U.S. News & World Report
honor roll-ranked University of Colorado Hospital and its beautiful and
modern Anschutz Medical Campus offers a complete range of
fellowship-trained subspecialists in all areas of otolaryngology. Our
faculty is committed to promoting resident education in evaluation,
diagnosis, and management of a complicated patient base. The hospital
is the Denver metro area’s primary tertiary referral center, providing a
diverse clinical experience for the trainee. The otolaryngology
service covers three to five operating rooms and three to six
faculty-run clinics on any typical weekday, generating a plethora of
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Encompassing one of the more comprehensive pediatric rotations in
the country, three residents work closely with two fellows and 11 faculty to learn the
breadth of pediatric otolaryngology at this hospital. Twelve pediatric
otolaryngology faculty perform a wide range of procedures, including
cleft lip and palate repair, rare among otolaryngology programs.
Multidisciplinary clinics allow resident collaboration with other
services at this top-rated children’s hospital.
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver Health provides care to the underserved population of the
city and county of Denver. As one of the busiest Level I trauma centers
in Denver, residents manage a significant volume of facial fractures
and other head and neck trauma. Multidisciplinary trauma and tumor
board conferences, as well as division specific radiology and pathology
conferences supplement learning. Two residents (one junior and one
senior) work closely with three full time faculty members. In this
smaller team setting, junior residents have the opportunity to advance
rapidly to more senior level cases.
Two residents work closely with two full time faculty as well as
several part time faculty on this rotation. Major objectives include
development of patient management skills, proficiency in
multidisciplinary treatment of head and neck malignancies, and
cultivation of subspecialty interests within adult otolaryngology.
Residents manage the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care
with appropriate faculty supervision.