New Flagship Education Product: Focused Lifelong Education Xperience

June 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 5

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education

This past year, the AAO-HNSF Education Committees and Foundation staff have been working to develop an ambitious new program set forth by the Future of Education Task Force to propel our Foundation education agenda forward for the next five to 10 years. This program, the Academy’s new flagship education product, is FLEX—Focused Lifelong Education Xperience. It will replace the Home Study Course, which is sunsetting this year after more than three decades.

Highlighted education tools in this inaugural year’s subscription package include:

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD
AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education

Launching this fall, FLEX will span all eight specialty areas throughout the year, delivered in a variety of contemporary learning modalities to help you meet the challenges of your otolaryngology practice and build mastery throughout your career.

Built on the fundamental learning philosophy that the needs and preferences for otolaryngology education will continue to evolve over time, the tools provided in the FLEX subscription will stay current to ensure that they remain timely and relevant for all learners.

There are numerous upgrades that FLEX offers when compared with the Home Study Course, including access to more than 200 courses residing in AcademyU®. FLEX will also be priced lower than the Home Study Course for both residents and practicing physicians. We believe learners will find their FLEX subscription to be educational, interactive, engaging, challenging, and—most important of all—directly applicable to practice.

2020-2021 FLEX Specialty Topic Release Schedule

  • Rhinology & Allergy (September 2020)
  • Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology (October 2020)
  • Head & Neck Surgery (November 2020)
  • Otology (January 2021)
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (February 2021)
  • Practice Management (March 2021)
  • General Otolaryngology & Sleep Medicine (April 2021)
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (May 2021)

Subscription Details

Residency training programs are encouraged to enroll their residents this summer before the academic year begins.

All physicians can secure early-bird pricing between now and September 30.

To learn more and register, visit