Basic Science Lecture Series

Basic science instruction takes place during an extensive lecture series for the otolaryngology residents throughout the year. In addition to topics basic to the study of otolaryngology, R2 residents also receive classroom based instruction in audiology, speech pathology, and radiology.

Tumor Conference

Tumor Conference is held everyThursday from 7:00-8:00 am. During each meeting, senior residents present newly diagnosed and follow-up head and neck cancer patients to other resident and a multidisciplinary team of otolaryngologist, head and neck radiologist, head and neck pathologists, medical and radiation oncologists, speech and language pathologists, social workers and other residents. This setting allows for discussions regarding treatment plans and prognosis.

Grand Rounds

The department conducts two types of Grand Rounds: Resident Case Presentations in which residents lecture on designated otolaryngology topics. These sessions help residents prepare for board examinations, provide all attendees with the most current research findings in otolaryngology, and offer an opportunity for residents to prepare for making presentions at regional and national meetings.
The second type of Grand Rounds is a more formal Departmental Grand Rounds where faculty and guest speakers deliver lectures ranging from basic academic topics and interdisciplinary lectures to panel discussions. These lectures promote resident and faculty education.
*The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity as Category 1 of the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. One credit hour may be claimed for each hour of participation.

Journal Club

Journal Club meets once a quarter. Faculty members assign articles and join with residents to discuss their implication for clinical practice and research opportunities.