Clinical Immunology & Allergy Residency Program

Rotation-Specific Goals and Objectives for Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT)

During the ENT rotation, the resident will achieve the following in their role as:

  1. Build a strong knowledge base of the basic science and clinical information relevant to diseases of: nose, sinuses, middle ear, upper-airway associated lymphoid tissue and larynx, particularly those associated with allergic sensitization, environmental exposures and immunological abnormalities.
  2. Develop specific diagnostic and investigative skills including radiological examinations appropriate to the assessment of diseases in the ears, nose and throat.
  3. Acquire competence in the medical treatment modalities used in ENT diseases and become knowledgeable of surgical therapies in ENT conditions.
  1. Develop therapeutic relationship with patients with ears, nose and throat problems and with their families.
  2. Collect relevant information and synthesize the significant history from patients and families with regards to otolaryngological conditions particularly in those with a significant allergic and immunological component. Assess the influence of environmental cultural, social and economic factors on the illness.
  3. Listen effectively to information provided by patients, their families and other health professionals involved in the care of the individual patients with otolaryngological diseases.
  4. Deliver adequate information to the patients with otolaryngological conditions, specifically those with an allergic and immunological basis. Provide appropriate and comprehensive advice as well as instructions for environmental control, and other therapies related to ENT conditions.


  1. In consultation with the ENT specialist and other health care professionals involved in the care of the patients with otolaryngological diseases, develop a comprehensive care-plan for the patient. While demonstrating the ability to incorporate the opinions of the ENT team, to enhance and contribute allergy/clinical immunology specific expertise to the team.


  1. Understand the functioning of the ENT department as part of a health care organization, utilizes its resources to the effect of balancing patient care, learning needs and outside activities.
  2. Make appropriate decisions when allocating finite health care resources.
  3. Prioritize and execute tasks related to ENT care in an efficient manner.
  4. Utilize information technology to optimize patient care, maintain life-long learning.


  1. Identify the important determinants of health affecting patients suffering from otolaryngological diseases, in particular those with allergic components.
  2. Contribute effectively to improve the health of patients and communities by adapting the management according to the patient’s medical history, social circumstances, work environment, exposure to allergens or irritants.


  1. Critically appraise sources of medical information with regards to otolaryngological problems particularly those with an allergic/immunologic basis.


  1. Deliver the highest quality care with integrity, honesty and compassion.
  2. Exhibit appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behaviors.
  3. Respect diversity of age, gender, disability, intelligence and socioeconomic status.
  4. Practice medicine ethically, consistent with the obligations of a physician.
  5. Exhibits punctuality