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, bi-monthly morbidity & mortality conferences, monthly 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 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 first-floor conference room at Sentara Heart Hospital, per our 2018 - 2019 Resident Lecture Schedule.


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Grand Rounds and Morbidity & Mortality Conferences

Trainees and faculty participate in 2018 - 2019 Grand Rounds Morbidity and Mortality Conferences weekly, where presenters lecture on Otolaryngology and multidisciplinary topics.  All presentations take place at 7 a.m. in Lester Hall, Room 411.

EVMS Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢.  Physicians should only claim 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 are tentatively scheduled for:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

To RSVP for an upcoming event or to inquire about dues, contact Aprell Scott at 757.388.6228 or at scottae@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.