Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

Goals and Objectives

Director

Richard JH Smith, MD
Director Pediatric Otolaryngology,
Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA, 52242
Tel 319-356-62177
Fax 319-356-4547

Number and Duration of Positions

One position is available each year. The training program lasts two years.

Accreditation

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Program was ACGME accredited in 1998.

Training and Objectives

To train the fellow to become a competent subspecialist in the management of head and neck diseases and disorders in neonates, infants and children. Upon completion of this two-year program, the trainee is expected to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in the diagnosis, medical, and surgical management of congenital and acquired conditions of the ears, nose, and throat.
  • Display a sound knowledge of the embryology, developmental anatomy, physiology, microbiology, oncology, and psychology of the infant and child with a disease related to the head and/or neck.
  • Appreciate the complexity of interacting with families and caregivers of pediatric patients.
  • Exhibit an excellent understanding of the role of genetics in causing congenital and acquired otolaryngologic disorders in pediatric patients.
  • Develop a research project in an area of interest pertaining to pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Establish expertise in the publication of scientific studies relating to pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Competently instruct otolaryngology and pediatric residents, and family practitioners in pediatric otolaryngology.

Course Structure

Clinical

Throughout the two years of training, each trainee will spend a minimum of 18 months on the clinical service. Trainees will have the opportunity to train with all Pediatric Otolaryngology faculty. As a tertiary referral center and a primary care provider, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics provides care to pediatric patients whose care needs will range from basic to extremely specialized, exposing the Fellow to the full spectrum of head and neck complaints. Time is spent with the facial plastic and reconstructive surgery Cleft lip and palate repair team.

Research 

Each trainee will have six months protected time without clinical obligations to conduct academic research. Trainees are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor within the first year.

Conferences 

A variety of conferences are offered within the division. These conferences cover topics from basic science to case-oriented, practical approaches in patient care. Trainees are expected to attend Grand Rounds (weekly), Airway Rounds (monthly) and other conferences as appropriate. Fellows will actively participate by presenting articles, themes, cases, or results of their own research.

Policy on Moonlighting

Moonlighting is not permitted.

For further information please contac:

 

Jodi Klein
319-356-2177
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 21151PFP
Iowa City, IA, 52242

Application procedure:

To apply please complete the downloadable pdf application form and return to:

Jodi Klein at: 
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 21151PFP
Iowa City, IA, 52242

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