The society’s mission is to encourage and assist otolaryngologists–head and neck surgeons “to develop and maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills and their pursuit of improved patient care through education, research, and fellowship,” Dr. Beatty said. “Fellowship is both professional and social. This is where you develop a lot of your mentors and a lot of your colleagues and trust their advice.”
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While he said that the society continues to attract the “best and brightest,” he added that “we need to do more to encourage membership among scholars and leaders in private practice.”
Thomas Collins is a freelance medical writer based in Florida.