Training & Education
Trainees work with multidisciplinary faculty at a variety of partnering training hospitals.
Our educational program includes core knowledge, skills and understanding of the basic medical sciences relevant to the head and neck. It also includes clinical aspects of the diagnosis, medical and/or surgical therapy and the prevention of and rehabilitation from diseases, neoplasm, deformities and disorders of head and neck systems.
Medical students, residents and fellows get a wide range of experience due to the tremendous range of clinical profiles we address on a daily basis from clinics in various sites within the city of Los Angeles. This experience puts them at the forefront of international specialty medicine. We see a wider spectrum of disorders than does any other department of Otolaryngology anywhere in the country.
The educational program includes core knowledge, clinical skills and understanding of the basic medical sciences relevant to these areas and communication sciences, including knowledge of audiology, speech pathology and rehabilitation. Residents will also gain fundamental knowledge of the vestibular system and the chemical senses, otolaryngologic allergy, endocrinology and neurology as they relate to the head and neck area.
There are two fellowship opportunities in sleep medicine available for otolaryngology trainees. We support two positions in an ACGME-accredited fellowship in sleep medicine, offering comprehensive training in adult and pediatric sleep medicine. We will also consider interested applicants for a one-year non-accredited Sleep Surgery fellowship on an ad hoc basis.