Otolaryngology Surgical APP Program Overview

The Otolaryngology Surgical Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Residency is an intensive 12-month advanced training program. Your training will be comprised of parallel didactic and clinical curriculums, which will provide you with a solid foundation in the diagnosis and management of conditions common to the ear, nose and throat, as well as the outpatient, inpatient and surgical management.

Residents will have exposure to head and neck surgery related to benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region, general and pediatric Otolaryngology including the evaluation and management of common ear, nose and throat disorders in the adult and pediatric population, as well as Otology and Neuro-otology for the evaluation and management of hearing and balance disorders. Upon completion of the program, residents will be prepared to:

  • Triage, evaluate, treat and manage ear, nose and throat problems, and be an independent first assistant in the operating room.
  • Care for patients of all ages with medical and surgical disorders of the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures, and the head and neck.
  • Carry out diagnostic evaluations of patients with otolaryngology disorders.
  • Carry out the surgical and nonsurgical management of otolaryngologic disorders, including rehabilitation and appropriate referrals.

The goal of the program is to help you grow and develop the surgical, medical, and critical thinking skills required to build a successful career as a Physician Assistant in Otolaryngology.


The Otolaryngology Surgical Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Residency is currently applying for accreditation from the ARC-PA. The voluntary accreditation process through ARC-PA provides applicant programs the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the approved accreditation standards while demonstrating a structured educational experience. While the process is voluntary, it provides programs an external validation of their educational offering. Currently, the Otolaryngology Surgical Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Residency is scheduled for review in early 2023 and any updates will be posted here. For further questions regarding the ARC-PA, their mission and standards of accreditation, please visit ARC-PA.

Credential awarded

Certificate of completion issued by the Section of Otolaryngology, Audiology, and Maxillofacial Surgery. Signed by the Medical Director and Program Director.