Clinical Rotations

Harvard otolaryngology resident examining a patient with a physician

At any one time, there will be two residents on a research rotation, one resident at Boston Children's Hospital, four residents at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and nine residents at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

Current Rotations for HMS Otolaryngology Residents

PGY-1 Year 

  • 3 months of otolaryngology at MEE
  • 3 months of otolaryngology at BWH
  • 6 months rotating at MGH (2 months of general surgery, 1 month of oral and maxillofacial surgery, 1 month of plastic surgery, 1 month of neurosurgery, 1 month of ICU)

PGY-2 Year

  • Pediatric otolaryngology (MEE)
  • Head and neck oncology (MEE)
  • Endocrine/sinus/laryngology/emergency otolaryngology service (MEE)
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery (MEE)
  • Otolaryngology rotation (BWH)

PGY-3 Year

  • Pediatric otolaryngology (BCH)
  • General otolaryngology–head and neck oncology (MEE)
  • Otolaryngology rotation (BWH)
  • Research, including pathology and radiology
  • Day float rotation (MEE)

PGY-4 Year

  • Otology (MEE)
  • Head and neck oncology (MEE)
  • Otolaryngology rotation (BWH)
  • Research (MEE)
  • Endocrine/sinus/laryngology chief (MEE)

PGY-5 Year

  • Otology chief (MEE)
  • Head and neck oncology chief (MEE)
  • Otolaryngology chief (BWH)
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery chief (MEE)
  • Elective rotation (Designed with Program Director)