Join a Committees (Level 2, Level 3)
Your Academy and Foundation encourage members to apply to join an education, clinically-focused, or Board of Governors (BOG) committee, or one of the many other committees that fit your area of expertise or interest. These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the Academy and Foundation.
Represent Your State Society & Board of Governors (Level 2, Level 3, Level 4)
Established in 1982 as a grassroots member network, the BOG functions as an advisory body to the Board of Directors (BOD) and the AAO-HNS membership. In addition, the BOG acts as an avenue of communication for the BOD. It is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States. The BOG plays a vital role in the Academy and in the specialty to identify and respond to issues that confront otolaryngologists and their patients. These issues include legislative and regulatory proposals at the local, state, and federal levels; as well as socioeconomic and public relations matters. Members of this grassroots network are typically community practitioners in the ENT field.
Women in Otolaryngology Section (Level 2, Level 3, Level 4)
Created in 2010, the section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) offers women otolaryngologists the chance to strengthen career support systems and skills through networking events, professional development, and mentoring programs. WIO supports women otolaryngologists by identifying and addressing their needs, fostering their development, and cultivating women as leaders in the specialty.
Section for Residents and Fellows (Level 2, Level 3, Level 4)
All Academy resident members and fellows-in-traning are automatically members of this section. Since 2000, the SRF has given this group of members a voice in determining the course of their profession while still in training. This allows residents to run for office, vote in the election of SRF officers, and propose resolutions for the Section to vote and act on.
Become a Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Study Section Reviewer of Research Grant Applications (Level 3, Level 4)
The CORE Study Section meets every March in Dallas, TX, to review approximately 150 research grant applications for the AAO-HNSF and its participating sub-specialty societies. The Study Section is made up of three subcommittees including Head & Neck, Otology, and General Otolaryngology (e.g., Rhinology, Facial Plastics). Reviewers are responsible for reviewing 6-9 NIH-style grant applications, providing written critiques for each, and participating in the in-person review. All expenses are covered by the AAO-HNSF or one of the participating sub-specialty societies. In an effort to train our young physicians, six positions are annually reserved for new residents. Interested members should submit a copy of their CV to ResearchQIDept@entnet.org.