Goals & Objectives

The pediatric otolaryngology fellow will perform at the PGY-6 level. The entire one-year fellowship will be spent at PCH. Consultations may be done at the University of Utah Hospital as requested.

PCH teaching service is composed of full-time physicians with University of Utah faculty appointments. The pediatric otolaryngology fellow is expected to be an educator, assisting in training of junior residents, and medical students rotating on the service. The fellow will take part in the didactic schedule for the University of Utah residents, as well as that for PCH.

The overall goals of the pediatric otolaryngology fellowship are to:

  1. Become competent in the diagnosis and management of the tertiary care pediatric patient, including the development of leadership and administrative skills. The fellow is to develop skills in the multi and interdisciplinary care of patients.
  2. Continue to build on the foundation of general knowledge in otolaryngology and pediatric to allow in depth understanding of the complex pathophysiology and treatment for tertiary care in this population.
  3. Become competent in advanced surgical techniques in the pediatric patient.
  4. Become competent in teaching skills to physicians, students, allied health professionals and families.
  5. Become competent in the methods of scientific investigation, critical review of the literature, and research process from conceptualization to manuscript preparation.

During the year, a comprehensive, mentored exposure to the care of the pediatric otolaryngology patient will be accomplished. The six attendings will provide both general and focused education in special areas of pediatric otolaryngology. The didactic teaching is informal and structured around patients, outpatients, surgical visits, and floor consults.