Rotation Schedule Overview
- Three month rotation on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Two month rotation on general surgery and critical care
- A one month rotation on each of the following:
- Trauma/Acute Care Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Neurological Surgery
- Burns and Plastic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
This year is spent at LAC+USC Medical Center.
Third year residents rotate through two services at the LAC + USC Medical Center- 6 months on the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery service and 2 months on the Pediatric Otolaryngology service. Three months are spent at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on the Pediatric Otolaryngology service. One month spent rotating at the Keck Hospital of USC in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on the Otology/Neurotology service.
PGY IV residents also spend three months on a research rotation. During this time, they are expected to conduct and complete a research project.
PGY V work in the capacity of Chief Residents and are expected to act as a supervising resident following the guidelines as laid by the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery and the LAC+USC Medical Center. They will and are expected to be the leader of one of the four teams. They spend the entire year at LAC+USC Medical Center.