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Otolaryngology Education and Training


Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship

The Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University has expanded its Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Now with a contingent of five academic Pediatric Otolaryngologists, we are proud to offer a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship.

Applications must be submitted through SF Match Residency and Fellowship Matching Services. In addition to the SF Match application, we also require three letters of recommendation and your current CV.

This advanced training program allows the fellow to customize their experience to meet personal goals. The first year of the fellowship is clinical with an optional second year being encouraged, but not necessary. In this second year, one of four options can be elected by the fellow:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Science-Clinical Investigation (MSCI)
  • International mission work
  • Basic science research (with this option, the clinical year would take place in the second year)

The University affiliation is with Vanderbilt University. We are presently applying for ACGME accreditation, and the appointment level would be that of fellow (PGY-6) with operative privileges.

Candidates to this fellowship program must have completed a residency program in Otolaryngology that is accredited by either the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada*, and be board-eligible for the American Board of Otolaryngology Certifying Examination. [ECFMG certification is required for International Medical Graduates who come to Vanderbilt for clinical training. ECFMG is an authorized agency to sponsor a J-1 visa. For the purpose of residency/fellowship training, Vanderbilt accepts J-1 visas only.]

Benefits include salary and additional house-staff benefits commensurate with PGY level. (PGY 6 - $54,229; PGY 7 - $57,881) Click here to learn more about benefits. In 2009, CNN/Money magazine ranked Vanderbilt University as one of the top 100 companies for which to work. This is the first time such an honor has been awarded to an educational institution. 

The operative experience is vast and unrivaled in its breadth. Cases include that of cleft lip/palate repair and VPI surgery, microtia and aural atresia repair, vascular malformations, open and endoscopic airway reconstructions, chronic ear disease, cochlear implantation, sinus surgery, and benign or malignant masses of the head and neck. Opportunities to participate in international mission work are available as well.

Responsibilities in the OR and clinic include:

  • supervision of residents
  • management of inpatient consultations
  • participation in the call schedule
  • involvement in a number of multidisciplinary conferences (complex aerodigestive and sleep disorders, vascular malformations, VPI/clefts, cochlear implant).

It is expected that the fellow will complete at least one publication-quality project in each year of the fellowship.

For more information, visit the following pages:

Description of Program and Outcome Expectations

Block Diagram of Pediatric Otolaryngology Educational Program

Policy on Duty Hours  

Methods of Assessment

Program Research


Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was constructed in 2004 and is a free-standing children's hospital with 238 beds. It has been ranked in the top 25 of children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report and Parents magazines. The   Pediatric Otolaryngology clinic within the hospital opened in December 2009. Click here to view the departmental and institutional demographics.

Ancillary services are world-class. The Department of Speech & Hearing and its Division of Audiology are among the top in the nation. Radiology, Pathology and Anesthesia services work closely with Otolaryngology to ensure the optimal care of our patients. There is a very congenial atmosphere within the department as well as between the disciplines.

About Nashville

Application and Contact Information 
To apply, send the information outlined above to: 

Betty Leslie Warner, Fellowship Coordinator
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
7209 Medical Center East South Tower
1215 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37232-8605

For more information and questions about the fellowship, please contact:

Betty Leslie Warner
Phone: (615) 343-6972

Last Edited: December 14, 2017
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