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. Grand round lectures are given by speakers from 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 subspecialty give the didactic lectures to the residents on Thursday from 8-10 AM. These lectures are focused discussions within the subspecialties and are meant to enhance clinical training and resident led didactics.


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

OTOSource 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 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.



Department Sponsored Educational Conferences

  • Annual Visiting Professor Temporal Bone Course
  • Annual International TransOral Robotic Surgery Course
  • Annual International Rhinology and Skullbase Course
  • Annual CHOP Airway Course
  • Biannual Injectables/Facial Plastics Course
  • Annual Thyroid/Parathyroid Ultrasound Course


Department Supported Educational Conferences

  • Annual National ENT Boot Camp in Washington DC (PGY2s attend)
  • Annual Penn Medicine Simulation Center ORL PGY3 Simfest
  • AO Facial Trauma Course
  • Annual Allergy and Immunology Course
  • Monthly Philadelphia Laryngology Society Meetings