Didactic Teaching Schedule

Weekly Teaching Conferences: Thursday 7 AM-11 AM


  • Grand Rounds (7-8 AM)

Grand Rounds are held weekly from 7-8 AM. Lectures are given by distinguished speakers in teh field of Otolaryngology and related specialties and include lecturers from both the University of Pennsylvania and from medical institutions around the world.


  • Faculty Lecture Series (8-10 AM)

Faculty lecturers from each sub-specialty give the didactic lectures to the residents on Thursday mornings from 8-10 AM. These lectures are focused discussions within the sub-specialties and are meant to enhance clinical training and resident led didactics.


  • Resident Review Sessions/OTOSource/COCHLIA (10-11AM)

This is a self-study curriculum arranged by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as a board exam review tool. These didactic sessions are resident led discussions on important topics within otolaryngology.


Additional Educational Activities:

  • Monthly M&M/Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Conference

A monthly morbidity and mortality conference to encourage quality improvement within the department.


  • Chairman’s Rounds

Weekly discussion based didactic session on Head and Neck Surgery topics for the residents led by the Department Chair.


  • Tumor Board Conference

Multidisciplinary patient conference includes specialists from Otolaryngology, Radiology, Pathology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology.


  • Monthly Journal Club

Faculty or fellow led discussion of current otolaryngology journal articles.


  • Head and Neck Surgery Dissection labs

Cadaver dissection courses for the residents led by Head and Neck Surgery faculty.


  • Temporal Bone Course

Cadaver temporal bone dissections led by Otology faculty.


  • Hands on TORS Training provided in the laboratory and in the OR


Department Sponsored Educational Conferences and Courses

  •  Visiting Professor Temporal Bone Course
  •  International TransOral Robotic Surgery Course
  •  International Rhinology and Skullbase Course
  •  CHOP Airway Course
  •  Injectables/Facial Plastics Course
  •  Thyroid/Parathyroid Ultrasound Course
  •  Head and Neck Cancer Resection and Recon Course and Cadaver Lab


Department Supported Educational Conferences and Courses

  • National ENT Boot Camp in Washington DC (PGY2s)
  • Penn Medicine Simulation Center “Simfest” (PGY3s)
  • AO Facial Trauma Course
  • Allergy and Immunology Course
  • Philadelphia Laryngology Society Meetings (quarterly)
  • Center for Human Appearance Conferences (monthly)
  • Advanced Laryngology, Endoscopic Ear Surgery, Skull Base, Sleep Surgery, Rhinoplasty, and more…