Temporal Bone Laboratory
Each spring, residents participate in a temporal bone dissection course in the department’s temporal bone laboratory in Room 5322 Weiskotten Hall. Each session is proceeded by a lecture focusing on the anatomy, surgical technique, and clinical application of the days dissection. Residents receive two temporal bones each; one must be submitted on the final day for evaluation by the faculty. The award for the best temporal bone dissection is awarded at the department’s end of the year graduation ceremony.
Surgical Dissection Course
A head and neck dissection course is held each spring in the College of Medicine anatomy laboratory in Weiskotten Hall. Dissections with varying faculty are performed emphasizing both anatomy and surgical technique.
Sinus Dissection Course
Sinus dissection is performed with fresh cadavers utilizing operatice instruments, micro-debriders and powered instrumentation as well as balloon dilation devices.
Each summer, the fellow and senior residents have a session to practice microvascular anastomoses as preparation for free-flap reconstruction techniques
Held in summer or fall, anesthesia and trauma services coordinate a course including urgent airway management.