Our objectives for the residency program are to provide our residents with a strong background in basic and clinical sciences related to otolaryngology, to assist our residents in the development of clinical and surgical expertise, and to give them the opportunity to learn and practice research techniques. The program consists of five years of otolaryngology training.  For more information regarding the PGY-1 requirements please visit the ACGME Website.  We have a resident complement of 15 residents levels PGY-1 through PGY-5.

The residency program manual gives an outline of the residency program including educational goals, graduated levels of responsibility, the ACGME competencies and the evaluation process.

Our department was ranked 23rd by US News and World Report in 2007.


The Health Center at the University of Florida is a major referral center for the entire Southeast and a major center for scientific research. Colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health related professions are present on the campus. Shands Hospital and Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida is a university type hospital which offers the entire spectrum of primary, secondary, and tertiary patient care. There are 576 licensed beds at Shands Hospital. There are over 28,000 emergency room visits a year and over 22,000 admissions.

The otolaryngology service sees 17,000 clinic patients a year and performs 2,400 surgical procedures each year at Shands. The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center is located directly across the street and provides an additional 480 beds for patient care. The otolaryngology service has an annual surgical case load there of 450. The resident will spend approximately 70% of their time at Shands and 20% at the VA. The otolaryngology faculty covers both hospitals full time. The vast majority of resident training occurs at these two hospitals.

An otolaryngology library is available in addition to the College of Medicine Library. A microsurgery lab is present for resident training and computer access is provided as well.

Faculty Associates

We are fortunate to closely work with some outstanding clinical services including Anesthesiology, Radiology, and Radiation Oncology. Dr. Tony Mancuso in the Department of Radiology is clearly one of the premiere head and neck neuroradiologists in the United States and works very closely with our residents. The Department of Radiation Oncology is recognized as one of the top programs internationally in head and neck oncology which allows us to provide an outstanding multi-disciplinary management of cancer.

Accredation Status

Our residency program is accredited by the ACGME effective January 26th 2018.

Medical Student Rotations

If you’re interested in rotating with our department as a medical student, please visit our Medical Student site for more information.