Program Overview


Otology Journal Club

The Stanford Department of Otolaryngology offers two different tracks for residency training. Applicants may apply to one or both programs.  Interviews for both programs are conducted on the same days.

Clinical Program

We offer four positions in our five-year clinical track. Please explore  our website for details about our curriculum, rotations, faculty, and more.

Clinician-Scientist Training Program

We offer one position in the Clinician-Scientist Training Program, a seven-year track which includes two years of protected research time (during the third and fourth years of residency).

Mission and Philosophy

Pediatric Otolaryngology Journal Club

At Stanford OHNS, we endeavor to prepare our residents to:

  • Provide patient care with both expertise and compassion.
  • Foster dedication to life-long learning and teaching.
  • Excel at state-of-the art medical care for patients with otolaryngological diseases.
  • Take an investigative approach to the scientific and policy questions in medicine.
  • Invent new approaches to diagnosis and therapy.
  • Implement and optimize emerging technologies.
  • Be active world citizens in the provision of health care to those most in need.


Clinical Sites

Our residents rotate at the following locations:

LPCH Children’s Hospital (Photo: Novum Structures)

Stanford Hospital (Photo: Business Wire)

Sleep Surgery Clinic, Redwood City (Photo:Norbert von der Groeben)

VA Palo Alto Health Care System (Photo: VA Palo Alto)


As part of their curriculum, residents attend routine conferences including:

Education Sessions

Grand Rounds

Temporal Bone Labs

The Rodney Perkins Temporal Bone Laboratory is a surgical dissection lab outfitted with 12 operating stations for educational and research purposes.  This multipurpose space is also used for rhinology and laryngology simulation and dissection in addition to skull base and temporal bone applications.

Research Education

For six evenings this summer, we are featuring a series of workshops about the basics of how to conduct research.   Topics include research design and bio-statistics, how to review papers, principles of presenting and grant-writing.

Quality Improvement

Through a series of interactive, flipped classroom workshops, residents are guided through the quality improvement process.  While all residents participate annually, third year residents are tasked with carrying out a longitudinal project.  Residents learn to apply the A3 Problem Solving method, identifying outcomes and developing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time bound) goals.

Journals & Book Clubs

Held approximately six times a year, journal and book clubs are deep dives into literature and the latest clinic research.  We cover topics that span from robotics to medical professionalism and ethics to the most up-to-date surgical techniques.

This year for our annual book club we read: The Facemaker by Lindsey Fitzharris.

Every year we host a book club for residents and anyone interested.  Here are some of the books we have read over the years. 

Additional Educational Opportunities

Residents have opportunities to supplement their core education with a variety of other courses and events including the following:

  • Otolaryngology/Neurotology Update
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Update
  • Western States Rhinology Conference
  • Facial Plastics Conference
  • Resident Symposium