The residency program accepts one resident per year and is a five-year program. The first year is a surgical internship with a designated six-month Otolaryngology block. The subsequent four years are devoted to attaining proficiency and mastery within the field of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery.
We are committed to the training of exceptional residents, and our goal is to graduate highly-skilled, well-rounded, confident, and well prepared surgeons, who are capable of a successful career in private practice or academic medicine. The resident surgeons we hope to train will also gain valuable experience and training in clinical and/or translational research design and methodology. We also provide an environment that fosters and supports the development of the surgeon scientist, if the resident so desires. Cooper has a vibrant regenerative medicine laboratory on the hospital campus, and there are numerous opportunities to engage in research projects. Residents are expected to complete at least one research project during their residency, and dedicated research time is allotted to facilitate this requirement.
Residency training and mentorship are provided by high-energy, dedicated and collegial Cooper faculty members, as well as by the outstanding and very experienced Advanced ENT group practice, which is the largest in New Jersey. The combined faculty cover all aspects of general and subspecialty care in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and provide an intimate and supportive training experience, along with a vast and varied surgical case volume. This volume provides ample opportunity for residents to develop mastery in conventional open, as well as endoscopic, microscopic, and robotic procedures.