Overview

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School offers a comprehensive and complete residency program leading to board certification.  The cirriculum encompasses all aspects of otolaryngology including head and neck and reconstructive surgery, facial plastic and maxillofacial surgery, nasal and endoscopic sinus surgery, otology and skull base surgery, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, allergy and sleep medicine.  Two or three residents are matched each year on a rotating basis through the National Residency Matching Program. 

Our department recently completed its ACGME Residency Review Committee site visit and received a four year accreditation cycle with the next review in 2015. This accreditation coupled with a high American Board of Otolaryngology exam pass rate is a reflection of the educational program provided to our residents at Eastern Virginia Medical School. 

Residents rotate to clinical services at four area hospitals; Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, DePaul Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital.  Our residents are exposed to a wide variety of disorders, emphasizing the areas of trauma, head and neck oncology, neurotology, rhinology and general otolaryngology.  Our facility is also equipped with the latest technology in auditory and vestibular training in our Hearing and Balance Center. 

Ten of our eleven faculty members are fellowship trained in the areas of: head and neck surgery (2), reconstructive and plastic surgery (1), laryngology (1), pediatric otolaryngology (3), neurotology and skull base surgery (2), and rhinology (1).

Third year (PGY 3) residents have a three to six month rotation in which to develop and execute a research project which will culminate in presentation at a national meeting and funding for research is available from a variety of sources.