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The Comprehensive Curriculum Task Force and Work Group, comprised of multi-specialty representatives, are developing a comprehensive curriculum to support both residents and practicing otolaryngologists in their pursuit of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery education.

The first curriculum was developed by the AAO-HNS/F in 1986 followed by an update (the National Resident Otolaryngology Study Guide, NROSG) in 2002. With the inevitable growth and evolution of our specialty over the last decade, this curriculum requires an extensive revision of existing content but also development of new materials. This updated curriculum, OTOSource, will reflect new requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and the American Board of Otolaryngology along with the changing practice of modern medicine. The goal is to provide residents, program directors, faculty, and practicing otolaryngologists a standard study guide with teaching tools to assist with board certification, recertification and lifelong learning. It can also be used as a single source online repository for all Otolaryngology education content developed by the Foundation and the Otolaryngology Specialty Societies. OTOSource will exist in an outline form and serve as a road map of topics, learning objectives, and references developed by leaders in the field. OTOSource will be accessed at www.otosource.org.

Anticipated completion by early 2018 with initial launch in September 2017

Table of Contents:

  • Clinical fundamentals                                                            
  • Rhinology                                                                                           
  • Allergy                                                                                               
  • Laryngology, voice and swallowing                           
  • Adult sleep medicine                                                             
  • Pediatric otolaryngology                                                        
  • Otology /audiology                                                                 
  • Head and neck surgery                                                                     
  • Facial plastic reconstructive surgery                         
  • Trauma                                                                                                          
  • Business of medicine 

Timeline:       

Phase 1 (complete)

  • Organize a Task Force and Work Group with representatives of all Otolaryngology specialty societies

Phase 2 (ongoing)                 

  • Work Group inventory existing education products/programs across specialties

Phase 3 (complete June 2017)

  • Review and update existing NROSG modules and develop modules for new topics

Phase 4 (complete December 2017)

  • Populate curriculum with all current education content

Phase 5 (ongoing)

  • Develop new content based on identified Education gaps
  • Update site with new Education content

 OTOSource Task Force and Work Group Members:

Task Force Members

Sonya Malekzadeh, MD - Chair

Richard V. Smith, MD

Gayle Woodson, MD

Scott Stringer, MD

C. Ron Cannon, MD

Mike Ruckenstein, MD

Sukgi Choi, MD

Michael Stewart, MD, MPH

Robert Miller, MD

James C. Denneny III, MD

Marion Couch, MD, PhD

 

Work Group Members

AAO-HNSF

Sonya Malekzadeh, MD

AAO-HNSF PMEC

Larry Simon, MD

AAO-HNSF SRF

Sarah Bowe,MD

AAO-HNSF Sleep

Maria Suurna,MD

AAO-HNSF Trauma

Stephen Maturo, MD

AADO

Andy Murr, MD

AAFPRS

Lisa Ishii, MD

AAOA

Jami Lucas

ABEA

Ellen Deutsch, MD

ABOto

Robert Miller, MD

AHNS

Babak Givi, MD

ALA

Dinesh Chhetri, MD

ANS

Alejandro Rivas, MD

AOS

Jeff Vrabec, MD

APP TF

Karen Pitman, MD

ARS

Zara Patel, MD

ASGO

Ozlem Tulunay, MD

ASPO

William Collins, MD

OPDO

Michael Ruckenstein, MD

SUO

Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD