The Kennedy Health System, which is the clinical campus for the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, consists of three divisions located in Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township. Each hospital serves a diverse patient population with a total of 621 beds in a community-based setting. Third and fourth-year medical students as well as residents rotate through these divisions as part of their training curriculum.
Among the many residency programs that Kennedy offers, the Otolaryngology / Facial Plastic Surgery Residency program is five years and is spent mostly within the Kennedy Health System. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to operate at Surgical Center of South Jersey of Mount Laurel, Summit Surgical Center of Voorhees, Select Surgical Center of Washington Township, and Kennedy Surgical Center of Washington Township.
In addition to our time at the Kennedy Health System, we join the head and neck surgery team at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Founded originally in 1884, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is one of the world’s largest and oldest cancer treatment and research institutions. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this state of the art facility houses 469 inpatient beds and features a 72,000-square-foot surgical center. As of 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as the #2 cancer hospital in the country. As part of the Head and Neck team, our otolaryngology residents are given the privilege to work with some of the world’s leading Head and Neck surgeons. The residents also complete neurotology rotations within the Christiana Care Hospital System. Christiana Hospital, located in Newark, Delaware, houses 907 licensed beds and includes 22 hospital-based operating rooms with 10 outpatient operating rooms. Within its campus, Christiana is also home to the Center for Heart & Vascular Health and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. As part of the neurotology rotation, the residents have the opportunity to work with Michael Teixido, MD at his balance center. Dr. Teixido specializes in the study and treatment of conditions affecting hearing and balance.
All of the rotations provide a very supportive and friendly staff who makes learning the utmost priority. The devoted attending staff ensures that the major facets of Otolaryngology are incorporated in the residents’ training. In addition to dedicated didactic journal club time, outpatient training is based at office locations at which the attending physician teaches the resident in a one-to-one setting. South New Jersey offers many great places to live and is a premier site for access to Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Located a short distance from these cities, there are many opportunities in the area for dining and entertainment. The Otolaryngology program allows the resident to develop professionally and enjoy personally the coast, nature and city life.