The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Surgical Physician Assistant postgraduate residency in Otolaryngology is an intensive 12-month advanced training program.
- Training is didactic and clinical, and occurs alongside Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical residents and Geisel School of Medicine medical students
- Provides PA with solid foundation in the diagnosis of conditions common to the ear, nose and throat, as well as the outpatient, inpatient and surgical management
- Includes robust experience in the operating room in patient preparation, setup, second and first assisting
- Exposure to head and neck surgery related to benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region
- Develop skills to care for both the adult and pediatric Otolaryngology patient populations in the evaluation and management of common ear, nose and throat disorders
- Learn evaluation and management of hearing and balance disorders related to Otology and Neuro-otology
Upon completion of the program, PA residents will be prepared to:
- Triage, evaluate, treat and manage ear, nose and throat problems, and be an independent first assistant in the operating room
- Care for patients of all ages with medical and surgical disorders of the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures, and the head and neck
- Carry out diagnostic evaluations of patients with otolaryngologic disorders
- Carry out the surgical and nonsurgical management of otolaryngologic disorders, including rehabilitation and appropriate referrals
The goal of the program is to help you grow and develop the surgical, medical, and critical thinking skills required to build a successful career as a Physician Assistant in Otolaryngology.
- Graduate of an accredited Master's Degree Physician Assistant Program
- Eligible to pass (or have passed) the NCCPA certification (must have NCCPA certification by matriculation date)
- Must obtain a Physician Assistant license in the state of New Hampshire once admitted to the program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.