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 scientific curiosity, and test hypotheses.
The department asks that each resident present a summary of his/her most recent research each year at the annual UTHSC Edwin Cocke Otolaryngology Research Symposium. The projects are judged for merit and selected for awards in Basic Science, Translational, and Clinical Research.
Each of the national meetings is well represented by UTHSC Otolaryngology resident research poster and podium presentations. All residents are strongly encouraged to take their projects to completion through peer-reviewed publication.
A block of dedicated research time is provided during the PGY-3 year, with merit-based funding available from the department. Under the guidance of Dr. Merry Sebelik and Dr. John Boughter, residents will undertake a clinical or basic science research project. Residents are encouraged to design a study to answer a clinical question they’ve gleaned from their experience, and with mentorship from core otolaryngology faculty members. Additionally, collaborators from other departments and specialties provide opportunities to participate in ongoing projects.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
910 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163