The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School offers a fully accredited, comprehensive, and complete residency program leading to board certification. The curriculum 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. Three residents are matched each year through the National Residency Matching Program.
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.
Twelve of our fourteen faculty members are fellowship trained in the areas of: head and neck surgery (3), reconstructive and plastic surgery (1), laryngology (1), pediatric otolaryngology (4), neurotology and skull base surgery (2), and rhinology (1). We also have two academic focused general otolaryngologists who also specialize in allergy.
Third year (PGY 3) residents have a three month rotation in which to develop and execute a research project which will culminate in a presentation at a national meeting and funding for research is available from a variety of sources.