Published: June 6, 2024

WATCH | The Otolaryngology Core Curriculum, the Future Vision

Learn what is next for this groundbreaking education program to benefit residents and experienced otolaryngologists in the United States and worldwide.

In the final installment of this three-part interview series, Meredith Merz Lind, MD, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education and leader of OCC module development, together with Co-Directors Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, MMM (OCC leader for AAO-HNSF education), and Sonya Malekzadeh, MD (leader of the OCC Editorial Board), speak about the future of the OCC and how it fits into a broader, long-term vision to improve otolaryngology education worldwide.

The Otolaryngology Core Curriculum (OCC), which will launch in July 2024, offers a standardized, unified curriculum to support otolaryngology residents in training.

Otolaryngology Residency Training Program Directors interested in enrolling their residents should contact To learn more about the program, visit