UAMS Medical Center
The UAMS Medical Center is an acute care facility built in 2009 and is the only tertiary care center in the State. The present facility replaced the original 52-year-old University Hospital. Outpatients are seen in the Outpatient Care Center and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The otolaryngology patient population on this campus shows a cross-section of all areas of otolaryngology problems. The Medical Center offers strong training in trauma and reconstruction.
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute provides sophisticated evaluation, advanced treatment, and rehabilitation for cancer patients, and participates in the international research effort aimed at solving the cancer problem. In addition to our head and neck cancer clinic, dental, prosthetic and speech rehabilitation are among the many services offered by our department at the Cancer Institute.
In 2003, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute was opened as a 12-story, 218,000-square-foot facility that houses the Athletic and Aging Spine Center; the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; and other related neurosciences programs. The third floor of the institute is devoted to our department’s Hearing and Balance Center, ENT Clinic, Audiology, Voice and Swallowing Clinic, Allergy Clinic, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. The sixth floor encompasses five high-tech research laboratories: a microsurgery lab, temporal bone lab, full-anatomy lab, computerized technology lab (for image-guided surgery), and a biomechanical lab. The faculty, residents and administrative staff offices are located on the ninth floor.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), established in 1910, is among the largest standalone pediatric hospitals in the United States, treating patients from birth to 21-years of age. It accommodates approximately 70,000 inpatients and 200,000 outpatients per year. The hospital offers primary through tertiary care service in all aspects of pediatric medicine and pediatric subspecialties. The section of pediatric otolaryngology at ACH performs over 5,000 operative cases yearly. Over 16,000 patients are seen in the outpatient ENT Clinic.
John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital
This hospital, part of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, ranks among the busiest VA hospitals in the country. This large modern facility serves a broad range of otolaryngology patients.
This service offers an outstanding experience for resident training and education. Residents rotate at the VA each year. There is full staff coverage in all subspecialties of otolaryngology, including otology/neurotology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck oncologic surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and laryngology. The outpatient clinics are busy and offer a large volume of patients with a variety of clinical problems.
The VA rotation offers the residents an opportunity to exercise some autonomy in managing clinical problems. In addition, the residents have the opportunity to develop some increased responsibilities in the operating room. This increased autonomy and responsibility is dependent on the resident’s experience and is done under close staff supervision.