Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers one categorical position per year in our five-year otolaryngology program. The residency provides a diverse clinical experience in all components of otolaryngology. A structured didactic curriculum is in place which includes weekly didactic sessions, journal club, visiting professor lectures, surgical grand rounds, mortality and morbidity conference and tumor board conferences.
Residents have a vast clinical and didactic experience which is supported by LVHN flagship hospital campus Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest. This is the first Level I Trauma Center in Pennsylvania and serves 2 million people in a 10-county area. This hospital has just over 770 beds and 24 operating rooms with further experience at LVH–Muhlenberg well as Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital. The breadth of clinical sites provides a diverse exposure to head and neck pathology and varied patient demographics.
The division of otolaryngology head and neck surgery has three area office locations to provide a diverse outpatient experience in general otolaryngology and subspecialty care. Surgical cases are performed in the inpatient setting as well as outpatient ambulatory with additional experience at LVH–17th Street surgical center to accommodate the full variety of patients and conditions treated throughout each year.
The defined curriculum for residents included hands-on practice with both low- and high- fidelity simulators. The department of surgery provided further support to its residency training programs through the American College of Surgeons-Accredited Surgical Education Center and bio-skills training at the Venel Institute for cadaveric dissections and temporal bone courses.
Amanda Pueyes, BS, Program Coordinator
Kaitlyn Toro, MHSA, Program Manager