Presented as the Ogura Lecture at the Meeting of the Triological Society, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, April 30, 2004.
The 2004 Ogura Lecture: Matching Graduate Education With Societal Need†
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2005 The Triological Society
Volume 115, Issue 2, pages 218–222, February 2005
How to Cite
Weymuller, E. (2005), The 2004 Ogura Lecture: Matching Graduate Education With Societal Need. The Laryngoscope, 115: 218–222. doi: 10.1097/01.mlg.0000154721.47421.3b
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 JUL 2004
- Ogura lectures;
- residency education;
- graduate education;
- maldistribution of otolaryngologists
Objectives/Hypothesis: A number of prior Ogura lecturers have focused on the need to change residency education in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery; nothing has changed. The present discussion is based on the notion that graduate medical education should reflect societal need.
Study Design: Lecture.
Methods: Information on graduate medical education is presented.
Results: The information presented substantiates the maldistribution of otolaryngologists and the mismatch of the design and output of our programs from the perspective of public need.
Conclusion: It is proposed that the American Board of Otolaryngology should take the lead in substantive change with the targets being 1) providing flexibility in program design, 2) a 1-year reduction in core training in otolaryngology, and 3) expanded interaction with family medicine.