Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training: A Call to Otolaryngologists-in-Training  for Academy Engagement

March 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 2

Kevin J. Contrera, MD, MPH, Alternate BOG Governor, SRF

As the healthcare landscape rapidly evolves, the need for organized medicine grows stronger by the day. Yet, for those of us in the structure of a training environment, participation in our specialty society can easily be pushed to the end of a long list of things to do. The following are just a few of the reasons why medical students, residents, and fellows should be actively engaged in the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

We owe it to ourselves, each other, and our patients to be better doctors with each day. Our Academy is the platform to do just that.


It’s best for you.

The Academy has countless high-yield education tools to maximize our learning outside of direct patient care.

It’s best for us.

The demand for low-cost care is second only to the demand for quality.

It’s best for our patients.

Our primary job as physicians-in-training is to learn from those around us.


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