Dear Prospective Residents,

Thank you for your interest in the Otolaryngology- HNS Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Finding the program where you can thrive personally and develop into the surgeon you aspire to be is a daunting task! As a proud graduate of this program, I would like to highlight the strengths of our training program.

Our residents are provided with outstanding clinical training in a collegial environment. Our faculty is extraordinarily talented and diverse and have dedicated themselves to be exceptional clinicians and educators.

We have many training locations all within close proximity to each other. Our residents have the opportunity to rotate at multiple sites in addition to our university hospital including Cook County Hospital, Jesse Brown VA hospital, and Lurie’s Children’s hospital as well as private hospital settings. With this wide array of practice settings, our residents receive outstanding, well rounded training in every subspecialty.

The level of autonomy our residents are able to achieve during their training is frequently touted as the resident’s favorite aspect of the program. We are able to achieve this while still having abundant oversight and a robust safety net, and our residents uniformly feel well prepared for independent practice when they graduate.

We have a structured mentoring program to guide residents both in their professional development and in their research endeavors. Having this support structure allows us to identify opportunities for growth throughout our resident’s training.

We have a long history of competitive fellowship and job placement for our graduating residents. Our residents receive outstanding training that prepares them for a career in general Otolaryngology, or for entering subspecialty fellowships. About half of our residents pursue a career in general Otolaryngology, and half go on to competitive fellowship programs.

But given all of the above, I believe the number one strength of our program is our resident complement. Our residents are incredible individuals who truly care about each other and support each other throughout their rotations. I am proud of the supportive workplace culture that we have fostered over the years and I am dedicated to continuing this as program director.

I look forward to sharing more about our program with you. Please contact us with further questions.

Tatiana Dixon, MD
Program Director