The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

YOU ARE EXPLORING

Residency Program

The residency program at the IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery offers the full breadth and training within this field, covering every subspecialty of otolaryngology. Residents learn from faculty members with advanced training and expertise in head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, neurotology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Yet the program isn’t limited to a future physician’s training and graduating. Department faculty members serve as professional mentors to residents for the rest of their careers.

This training experience prepares residents to care for patients of all ages with medical and surgical disorders of the upper aerodigestive system, ears, and other structures of the head and neck. Upon completing this residency program, residents will have exceeded the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology. Rotations optimize training in a variety of otolaryngology subspecialties, including neurotology, facial plastic and reconstruction, pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, rhinology, and head and neck oncologic surgery.

After completing the Otolaryngology residency program at IU School of Medicine, most physicians (about 60 percent) enter a fellowship program in fields such as endoscopic sinus surgery, facial plastics and reconstruction, head and neck cancer, and otology/neurolology. The other 40 percent go straight to work. After residency, about half of IU School of Medicine Otolaryngology residents go into academics; the other half go into private practice/hospital base.

Clinical Experience with Specialty Experts

The Clinical Track of the otolaryngology residency program includes five years beyond graduation from medical school. In year one, residents focus on general surgery residency at IU Health University Hospital and affiliated hospitals. For the remaining 48 months, resident training in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery occurs in hospitals affiliated with the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Clinical experience in this department is intense. Residents must be highly committed to maximizing all available learning opportunities. A resident’s initial surgical experience—routine myringotomy, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy and tracheotomy—is soon supplemented with participation in endoscopic surgery and an increasing role in major head and neck procedures and otology cases. An emphasis on hands-on instruction allows each resident to gain experience in patient care and to begin crafting his or her surgical skills immediately. Residents are challenged to participate in the process of intraoperative decision-making and are considered active members of the treatment team.

During the program, each resident rotates through the Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery services at IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital and outpatient clinics. Clinical experience varies at the different sites, but residents have substantial operative involvement and are responsible for monitoring pre- and postoperative care. In some locations, residents may encounter a concentration of tertiary-care problems and procedures with opportunities to follow patients over time and assess outcomes of various interventions. At the VA Hospital, residents assume considerable responsibility for patient management and gain experience with a wide spectrum of otolaryngologic disorders.

Each hospital has an active, multidisciplinary tumor board and residents participate in weekly Head and Neck combined modality tumor conferences and clinics. This provides opportunity to interact one-on-one with oncologists, radiation oncologists and oral surgeons, and to see patients referred to faculty head and neck surgeons. Otology clinics at the various locations are supervised but allow residents greater autonomy and decision-making opportunities.

“We recognize that people who are satisfied with their educational experience will approach each day willing and motivated to work hard to advance the field of medicine. We promote an environment of collegiality to respect and encourage our residents within this program.”
Dr. Taha Shipchandler, Otolaryngology Residency Program Director

Current Residents

PGY-1
MD—Kilimanjaro Medical University in Moshi, Tanzania
Hometown: Arusha, Tanzania

PGY-5
Plans to begin work in General Otolaryngology at Community Health Network in Indianapolis
MD—2012, Indiana University School of Medicine
Hometown: Roanoke, IN

PGY-3
MD—2014, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

PGY-1
MD—2016, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Plainfield, IN

PGY-2
MD—2015, University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY
Hometown: Jeffersonville, IN

PGY-2
MD—2015, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Undergraduate – 2010, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Hometown: Whippany, NJ

PGY- 3
MD—2014, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Folsom, CA

PGY-1
MD—2016, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
PhD—2013, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Hometown: Mountain Top, PA

PGY-2
MD—2015, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Hometown: Little Chute, WI

PGY-4
MD—2013, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana.

PGY-3
MD—2014, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

PGY-5
MD—2009, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Hometown: Oak Grove, LA

PGY- 4
MD—2013, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Logansport, IN

PGY- 5: Fellowship Plans: Matched Rhinology & Skull Base Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN to start July 2017.
MD—2012, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Evansville, IN