Teaching Hospitals

Our training hospitals aim to enrich your medical learning experience while fostering continuity of care and encouraging the instruction of interpersonal skills, professionalism, and system-based practice. The organization of the teaching service encourages mentorship and instruction in the basics, as well as the nuances, of managing patients in the hospital and in an outpatient setting.

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Residents rotate at The Mount Sinai Hospital each year of their training.  Attending physicians conduct daily morning rounds, during which a resident presents each ward patient to the attending.  Following the presentation and attending examination, the attending highlights teaching points and reviews and discusses instructive clinical findings with the group.

You are assigned to a specific attending in an "apprenticeship" type arrangement, rotating through all the subspecialties of otolaryngology: head and neck surgery, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, otology/neurotology, and facial plastic surgery. You work directly with the attending in the operating room and during patient office hours, fostering the development of both surgical and clinical skills.

Elmhurst Hospital Center

The teaching service at Elmhurst Hospital Center consists of daily morning rounds during which the resident staff rounds on each patient and develops the multidisciplinary care plan for the day.  Attending staff review management plans in the morning and conduct walk-rounds later in the day.  Challenging cases are used to highlight instructive clinical findings.  Teaching conferences, conducted weekly, explore cases in detail and review the current literature.

Queens Hospital Center

The close interaction between the resident and the attendings fosters a strong mentoring relationship and an opportunity for one-on-one instruction at Queens Hospital Center.  The resident attends all of the educational conferences that are conducted at Elmhurst Hospital Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital.

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

The teaching service at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center is conducted through daily patient rounds and the daily interaction between the resident and attending during clinic and in the operating room. The allergy clinic enriches the teaching service by providing you with an opportunity to learn basic allergy assessment and immunotherapy at a full-service hearing and balance center. The VA teaching faculty staff a variety of general and subspecialty cases, ranging from facelift and rhinoplasty to cancer resections, transoral robotic surgery, and microvascular reconstruction.

St. Barnabas Hospital - Bronx

The service at St. Barnabas Hospital focuses on facial trauma experience, offering our residents close ties to the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery team. You gain experience with trauma surgery as well as outpatient dental management.