All residents are expected to complete an annual research project and are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at national conferences and for publication. Departmental funding is available for travel to national conferences.

Additionally, during the PGY-3 year, there is a dedicated 4-month research block. During this time, residents are exempt from clinical responsibilities excepting some light call assignments and are expected to carry out an IRB-approved project suitable for presentation and/or publication.

Residents are able to cater their research block to their specific interests and enjoy ample faculty support. In the past, research topics have spanned the breadth of otolaryngology and have included both basic science and clinical endeavors.

Our program has the advantage of access to research facilities at the National Institutes of Health and the Lombardi Cancer Center, which is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center within the Washington, DC metro area.