Our residents gain a comprehensive education in otolaryngology in our five-year program. Trainees rotate in 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. Residents also take courses in microvascular surgery, sinus surgery, reconstructive surgery, and temporal bone anatomy and surgery.

Residents participate in weekly grand rounds and case presentations, monthly morbidity & mortality conferences, journal clubs and annual mock oral board exams. We offer annual medical missions to locations in Africa, Honduras and the Philippines.


Residents can explore specialties, such as:

  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Otology/Neurotology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Pediatric deformities
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Tumors of the parotid gland
  • Airway disorders
  • Benign lesions of the larynx
  • Hoarseness
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Vocal fold immobility
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hearing loss
  • Meniere's disease
  • Vestibular schwannoma
  • Childhood sleep apnea
  • Hemangiomas
  • Otitis media
  • Tonsil and adenoid disease
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Allergy and chronic sinusitis
  • Cancer of the sinuses
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Pituitary tumors

Educational activities

Resident Lecture Series

Residents present on a range of otolaryngology topics during our lecture series. Presentations take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Bank of America Auditorium, per our 2021 - 2022 Resident Lecture Schedule.


Last updated 2/9/22

Grand Rounds and Morbidity & Mortality Conferences

Trainees and faculty participate in 2021 - 2022 Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Presentations weekly, where presenters lecture on Otolaryngology and multidisciplinary topics.  All presentations are currently virtual due to COVID-19.  Please contact Kelly Sylvester, sylvesks@evms.edu if you are interested in watching one of the presentations listed.



Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tidewater Otolaryngology Society Visiting Professor Series

The Visiting Professor Series of the Tidewater Otolaryngology Society (TOS) will include a series of evenings featuring social hours, dinners and presentations from leaders in our field. Dates have not been chosen for the 2021-22 year.

To RSVP for an upcoming event or to inquire about dues, contact Tynesha Richardson at 757.388.6272 or at richartn@evms.edu

TOS membership dues are $250 for active physicians and $150 for retired physicians and physicians in their first year of practice. Resident membership is free. The charge for individual dinner events for nonmembers is $75.