"Doctor" means both "to teach" and "to lead" -- and Vanderbilt takes that seriously. The goal of Vanderbilt's Otolaryngology residency training is not simply to produce world class surgeons, outstanding clinicans, and empathetic caretakers,
Residents have a busy operative and clinical schedule during which they train alongside nationally renowned surgeons -- many of whom currently hold or previously held extensive leadership roles in Otolaryngology. A dedicated leadership curriculum also gives Vanderbilt Otolaryngology residents unique experiences in organization leadership, operations management, finance, conflict resolution, and public speaking. Ultimately, we want to ensure that our residents will excel in every aspect of their professional careers upon graduating from Vanderbilt.