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Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology is no longer confined to the areas of ear, nose, and throat. It has become a comprehensive discipline of medicine and surgery of the head and neck region.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Small, less than 15,000
- Competitiveness of residency - Very high
- Years of training required - Five years, following a first year with at least nine months of surgery, emergency, critical care and anesthesia training.
- Subspecialty/Fellowship Training - A trend toward subspecialization is increasing. All residents have training in at least the seven recognized subdivisions: otology, rhinology, laryngology, allergy, head and neck surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and bronchoesophagology. A one or two-year fellowship following residency is available in any of the above subspecialty areas as well as a two year fellowship in otology-neurotology and pediatric otolaryngology.
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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- Decision making
- Working with my hands
- Working with people
- Feedback from others
- Good income
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Dr. Jennifer A. Villwock is the current Rhinology and Skull Base Fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After graduating in 2011 from the Michigan State College of Human Medicine, she completed her ENT residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. Dr.......MORE >
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. ...
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