Our program focuses on the core knowledge, skills, and understanding of:
- Basic medical sciences relevant to the head and neck, and the upper respiratory and the upper aero digestive system
- Communication sciences, including the knowledge of audiology and speech pathology and audiologic and speech rehabilitation
- Chemical senses and allergy, endocrinology, and neurology as they relate to the head and neck area
The educational program also includes the clinical aspects of diagnosis and the medical and/or surgical therapy for prevention of diseases, neoplasms, deformities, disorders and/or injuries of the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems, the face, the jaws, and other head and neck systems, head and neck oncology, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Following completion of the educational program, residents should be prepared to:
- Care for patients of all ages with medical and surgical disorders of the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures, and the head and neck
- Carry out diagnostic evaluations of patients with otolaryngologic disorders
- Carry out the surgical and nonsurgical management of otolaryngologic disorders, including rehabilitation and referral to subspecialists when appropriate
As a vital adjunct to the acquisition of the required medical knowledge and patient care skills, the resident will acquire the skills needed to practice medicine in a complex medical system. The interpersonal and communication skills needed for such a practice as well as expertise in systems-based practice are continually emphasized and evaluated throughout the residency. Proper professional behavior is fostered as the resident masters the essential skills of practice-based learning that will prepare him or her for a lifetime of learning.
Two faculty members, Dr. Louise Davies and Dr. Eunice Chen, have half-time appointments as researchers. They are involved in public health / qualitative research studies (VA outcomes group), and basic translational science / clinical trials respectively. Other faculty members have time set aside each week to devote to research. The resident's research experience is well structured and closely monitored by the Director of Research.
- The EPR Center for the Study of Viable Systems
- Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
- The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Leadership Preventive Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Dartmouth-Hitchcock offers a unique program in quality improvement, leadership and population health for residents and fellows already training at D-H. This program allows residents and fellows to obtain the MPH degree from The Dartmouth Institute, lead a practicum focused on improving care, and be able to sit for Boards in Preventive Medicine. If you are interested in more information on this program, please visit: http://gme.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/leadership.html