Residency Program Rotations

Residency Rotations by Post-Graduate Year

Resident Year 1

University of Iowa General Surgery

  • Six month rotation Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Remaining six months rotation include one month each: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Anesthesia, and Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and rotations on some of the following services: Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
  • Call: Determined by individual services
  • Surgical experience: Assist with major head and neck cases and primary surgeon on minor cases

Resident Year 2

  • Head and Neck Service – 12 weeks
  • Pediatric Service – 10 weeks
  • Otology Service – 20 weeks
  • Basic Science Course – 6 weeks

Call

1:7 in-house shared with R3 including during the Basic Science course.

Surgical experience

Primary surgeon on myringotomy and tubes, tonsillectomies, minor head and neck cases. Assist on major head and neck, otology and pediatric cases.

*Residents in the clinical-research combined program do two years of research between R1 and R12 Otolaryngology.

Resident Year 3

  • University of Iowa Dept. of Otolaryngology Junior Resident – 30 weeks:
    • Head and Neck Service – 10 weeks
    • Otology Service- 10 weeks
    • Research – 10 weeks
    • VA Medical Center in Iowa City Junior Resident– 10 weeks
  • Mason City Clinic ENT in Mason City, Iowa Junior Resident – 10 weeks

Call

1:7 in-house while on University rotations shared with R2.

Home call when at the VA or in Mason City.

Surgical experience

Primary surgeon on myringotomy and tubes, tonsillectomies, minor head and neck cases and occasionally on major head and neck or otology cases.

Resident Year 4

  • University of Iowa Dept of Otolaryngology Senior Resident – 40 weeks:
    • Head and Neck Service – 10 weeks
    • Pediatric Service – 20 weeks
    • Research – 10 weeks

Call

~1:6 at home while on University rotations shared with R5

Surgical experience

Primary surgeon on major head and neck, plastics and pediatric cases.

Resident Year 5

  • University of Iowa – 40 weeks:
    • Head and Neck Chief – 10 weeks
    • Neurotology/General Chief – 20 weeks
    • Pediatric ENT/General Chief – 10 weeks
  • VA Medical Center in Iowa City – 10 weeks

Call

~1:8 at home while on University rotations shared with R-4’s

Backup call at the VA hospital

Surgical experience

Primary surgeon on all major cases

 

Contact

 

Cassie Keppel
Otolaryngology Residency Coordinator
Department of Otolaryngology
21151 Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP)
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 1-319-353-8232
Fax: 319-356-4547
Email: catherine-keppel@uiowa.edu