Training Tomorrow's Leaders

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The Duke Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences is committed to training the next generation of leaders in otolaryngology, audiology, and speech pathology.

Our residency and fellowship programs prepare future physicians, clinicians and scientists to make lasting contributions in the fields of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and communication sciences.

We are committed to helping qualified candidates recognize and realize their full potential to become excellent physicians, audiologists, and speech pathologists.

Residency Programs

The Duke Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences offers three residency programs: a head and neck residency, an audiology residency, and a speech pathology externship.

Head and Neck Residency
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Duke OHNS residency program offers a range and depth of experiences to equip residents to become leaders in their specialty, whether in academic or independent practice. Learn more about the head and residency program, including program structure, goals, and how to apply.

Audiology Residency
Our audiology residency gives students hands-on experience in audiology services. Learn more about our audiology residency, including how to apply and what to expect.

Fellowship Programs

We offer several fellowships to train tomorrow’s leaders in clinical research related to otolaryngology. These include:

  • Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year
  • Vestibular and Implant Externship

Learn about these fellowships and how to apply. 

Graduate Student Externship

The Duke Speech Pathology program offers graduate clinicians the ability to apply their academic training in acute care, outpatient, and clinic settings in pediatric or adult programs that serve medically complex patients with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. 

Our speech pathologists work closely with multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals, use state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and participate in a variety of specialty clinics including ALS Clinic, Autism Clinic, Cleft and Craniofacial Board, Down Syndrome Clinic, and Special Infant Care Clinic. 

Learn about our Graduate Student Externship in Speech Pathology.

Student Observations

Duke offers student observation opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology. We offer multiple settings for observation both in Duke Hospital and Duke Children's Hospital and a variety of outpatient clinics. Our patient population ranges in age from infants to geriatrics. We evaluate and treat patients from many different levels of acuity and a wide variety of communication, swallowing and hearing disorders. Please email us at Speech.Hearing@mc.duke.edu to schedule an observation.

Continuing Medical Education

The Duke Department of Surgery offers an extensive array of continuing medical education (CME) courses and conferences.