Mission of the Program
The Residency Program in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, is designed to provides residents with education in the comprehensive medical and surgical care of patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures, and the head and neck. The educational program includes the core knowledge, skills and understanding of the basic medical sciences relevant to the head and neck; the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems; the communication sciences, including the knowledge of audiology and speech pathology and audiologic and speech rehabilitation; and the 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 the diagnosis and the medical and / or surgical therapy for: prevention of diseases, neoplasm, 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, our resident are prepared to care for patients of all ages with medical and surgical disorders of the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary system and related structures, and the head and neck; to carry out diagnostic evaluation of patient with otolaryngology disorders; and to carry out the surgical and non-surgical management of otolaryngology disorders, including rehabilitation and referral to sub specialists when appropriate.