Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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The international reputation of Baylor College of Medicine’s faculty and its affiliated hospitals attract patients from all over the world. Residents rotate through six of the country's best hospitals, which include outstanding private and public facilities, as well as specialized pediatric and cancer hospitals.

These elements combine to provide an exceptional learning environment where residents see a broad spectrum of patients, a wide range of medical conditions, and multiple healthcare settings.

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Baylor College of Medicine Difference

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Since its inception in 1900, Baylor College of Medicine has offered important and unique opportunities to the prospective physician-scientist. Since 1969, Baylor has been a freestanding, independent school of medicine. Today, the College enjoys an international reputation as a leader in health science education. We have educated and trained more than 17,000 physicians, residents, and biomedical researchers. Baylor's annual research support is in excess of $363 million and the College includes some 90 research and patient care centers and units.

Baylor comprises a College of Medicine and The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The College offers a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program, as well as M.S. programs in Physician Assistant, and Nurse Anesthesia. Baylor College of Medicine also works with several academic and health care institutions to offer other educational opportunities. For example, the college collaborates with neighboring Rice University on M.D./M.B.A. and Ph.D./M.B.A. programs that respond to the changing practice of medicine and health care economics. Also within walking distance is The University of Texas School of Public Health.

Baylor conducts one of the largest graduate medical education training programs in Texas and in the nation. In addition to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, the College offers residency programs in 20 other medical specialties. Overall, more than 925 residents from medical schools throughout the United States and 61 other countries train at Baylor each year. More than one-third of our residents are women, and there is a growing presence of underrepresented minorities.

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Dynamic, Resource-Rich Environment

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Few teaching programs can match the breadth of Baylor's affiliated teaching hospitals, which together have approximately 3,000 beds and record 4.8 million patient visits each year. Baylor and its affiliated hospitals are located in close proximity to each other in the heart of Houston's Medical Center. The 1300-acre Texas Medical Center includes 52 member institutions, which combine to create one of the largest and most advanced health care and research environments in the world.

In addition to exceptional people and facilities, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents at Baylor have access to a vast array of resources to maximize their training and successfully launch their careers. These resources include the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, one of the country's largest medical libraries and one of only eight in the nation designated as a Regional Medical Library by the National Library of Medicine. Further resources can be found in Baylor's Learning Resource Center and the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department library, which includes all major specialty journals in the field, dating back almost 50 years.

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Treat a Broad Spectrum of Patients in the Best Hospitals

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The international reputation of Baylor's faculty and affiliated hospitals attract patients from across the country and around the world. The otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents rotate through five of the country's best hospitals, which include outstanding private and public facilities, as well as specialized pediatric and cancer hospitals. These elements combine to provide an exceptional learning environment where residents see a broad spectrum of patients, a wide range of medical conditions, and multiple health care settings.

Another important aspect of our residency program is the high volume of patients seen and the range of procedures performed. In 2011, the department had 54,800 outpatient visits and the residents and faculty performed 12,100 operative procedures in the affiliated hospitals. Residents act as surgeon on an average of more than 1,500 operative cases and as assistant on more than 500 cases during their training. Operative procedures are carried out in all areas of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, including head and neck, otologic/neurotologic, facial plastic, endoscopic and general otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.