The Department of Otolaryngology offers courses tailored to meet undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education for the primary care physician and practicing otolaryngologist, in comprehensive patient care and in recognizing emergency situations, as well as in understanding the diagnosis and management of the otolaryngologic diseases and trauma, neoplasia, congenital disorders of the head and neck.

The experiences in the outpatient department will provide opportunities for developing skills of information gathering and intensive, detailed regional topographic physical examination, analysis of problems, and satisfactory patient-doctor relationship. The clinical facilities are maintained in each of the following hospitals: Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Veterans WNY Healthcare System, Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center and Women and Children’s Hospital. In addition, the Department of Otolaryngology conducts monthly teaching conferences on all aspects of otolaryngology and head and neck oncology.

Preparation of a paper suitable for publication or presentation of a didactic lecture at an institution is required for granting of honors. Time is allocated in this specialty for third-year students.

Department Coordinator: Beverly Hurley

Course Descriptions