Nationwide, residency programs faced the same dilemma in 2020: how can a program truly engage applicants and offer candidates an authentic representation of the resident experience when recruiting must take place entirely through a computer screen?
As members of a new department, faculty and staff in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences eagerly anticipated rapid progress and development throughout 2020 in becoming a model department.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020, plans needed to be altered. The safety of the department’s faculty, trainees, staff, and patients became priority. Most of the staff started working from home. Clinical cases were put on hold or rescheduled. Safety guidelines for faculty, staff, and trainees working at the hospital constantly changed.
Dr. Nicholas Mildenhall, Otolaryngology Resident, one of two residents from the Section of Surgical Disciplines, has been inducted into the Duke University School of Medicine chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society.
We are excited to welcome our new residents to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences. Congratulations to all those who matched with us! We look forward to meeting you this summer.
Dr. Liana Puscas, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, has been elected to the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) as a member representing the American Medical Association (AMA).
Congratulations to Matthew Crowson, MD, Resident in Otolaryngology, whose abstract submission to the Triological Society 2017 Combined Sections Meeting was selected to receive the Southern Section G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, MD Resident Research Award.
Dr. Crowson will present his abstract titled, “Cost Minimization Analysis of Nonsedated versus Sedated MRI Strategies for Congenital Hearing Loss,” at the meeting in January.