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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

With a 609-licensed bed hospital and 1100 physicians, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's clinical services represent one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the area. This facility is a tertiary referral hospital and is the center of most academic activity. Adjacent to the hospital is the Lombardi Cancer Center, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. One of the specialty areas in which we've been ranked in recent years includes otolaryngology. The faculty practice offices, the departmental and residency administration offices, and resident call room are located on the first floor of the Gorman Building.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a large community hospital located in the center of the District of Columbia, has the largest active bed number, greatest number of admissions and busiest emergency room of any hospital in the metropolitan area. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a level I trauma center which provides residents with exposure to maxillofacial trauma patients.

The case mix at MedStar Washington Hospital Center provides resident experience in head and neck surgery, otology, endoscopy and general otolaryngology. The location of the hospital in central D.C. results in a large clinic population. The Ear, Nose and Throat clinic gives residents experience in outpatient otolaryngology and continuity of care.

Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center is the only health system in the region dedicated exclusively to the health care of children. With 279 inpatient beds, Children's Hospital is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury, Children's nationally and internationally recognized staff of pediatric healthcare professionals delivers sophisticated care to thousands of families throughout the region and around the world.

The primary goals of the rotation are to develop solid clinical skills in the management of pediatric general otolaryngological, pediatric head and neck, and otologic diseases. During this rotation, residents will interact with the otolaryngology residents from the National Capital Consortium Military Residency and George Washington University Residency and the Children's National Medical Center pediatric otolaryngology fellows.

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

The Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a tertiary care facility, providing acute general and specialized services. The hospital houses 158 acute beds and offers long-term care treatment in the 120-bed Comprehensive Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (CNRC). The Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Washington, D.C. is a major component of the program. It allows for additional hands-on experience in all aspects of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

This rotation allows for greater independence in clinical management while continuing attending oversight and instruction as appropriate. A major component of the clinical experience at Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with head and neck cancer. Other clinical opportunities at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center include facial plastic surgery, general otolaryngology and endoscopy.