OTOSource (otosource.org). Developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) along with nearly 20 otolaryngology societies, this online curriculum will be officially launched at the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta in October 2018. OTOSource is “a repository of educational material that exists not only at the Academy level but across the specialty,” said Dr. Malekzadeh. In each topic, there is a module, a brief objective of the topic, references of landmark articles on PubMed, educational material available on the subject, videos, past lectures and more. Initial access is free to all, though some Societies may charge for access to specific material.
OTOSource “is really a nice unifying program across our specialty,” said Dr. Malekzadeh. “It’s still evolving and will be continually updated.”
COCLIA (Comprehensive Otolaryngologic Curriculum Learning through Interactive Approach) (cochlia.org). The latest edition of COCLIA, an online learning program for otolaryngology, launched in July and features a user-friendly platform where residents can interactively learn from material that goes beyond simply listening to lectures. The program covers more than 100 topics in otolaryngology, with new references and visuals in the latest edition, and takes two years to fully cover. “By the time residents graduate, they should have gone through it twice, with assigned questions to be addressed in weekly conferences,” said Dr. Malekzadeh. “It’s very good for studying for the in-service exam, which residents take for board certification.”