The council meets twice a year, in conjunction with the SUO/AADO/OPDO meeting in the fall and the annual board meeting and oral examinations in Chicago in the spring.
Strides in Training, Standardization
The Education Council was created many years ago by Byron Bailey, MD. By working with the Otolaryngology RRC, the council has overseen some evolutions in the residency training program, including the change in training duration from six to five years, the transfer of education control of the PGY-1 year from general surgery to otolaryngology and the development of specific rotation requirements for that year.
Additionally, the council saw the need for a comprehensive report summarizing the educational content of residency training—from basic mechanisms of disease to medical and surgical treatment—and which would address all aspects of residency training from didactic curriculum to teaching in the operating room. Working with many experts across the specialty and led by Bruce Gantz, MD, the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Core Curriculum was created in 2007 and can be found on the ABOto website.