Resident involvement in research provides a strong foundation for physicians entering either academics or private practice and equips each resident with the tools necessary to understand the scientific method, critically analyze the medical literature, maintain an inquisitive sense, and test hypotheses.
The department strongly supports continued resident involvement in various research
projects and publications. Residents are encouraged to demonstrate ongoing scholarly
activity throughout training. Our faculty members are available to promote continued
development of these skills both within and outside of the dedicated research rotation.
A block of dedicated research time is provided during the PGY-3 year. Under the guidance of Dr. Merry Sebelik and Dr. Herbert Gould, residents will undertake a clinical or basic science research project. The resident may draw upon the expertise and resources of members of the department faculty and/or those of allied disciplines.
In addition to presentations at regional and national meetings, the department hosts its own annual research symposium. The Annual Ed Cocke Symposium serves as a research forum in which each resident presents highlights from his or her research from the preceding year.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
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