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The Department of Otolaryngology was established in 2012 as a part of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University. 

Vision: To create an academic Department of Otolaryngology that will be viewed as an academic leader in this specialty throughout the United States and abroad.

Mission: Through a commitment to academic excellence, the Department of Otolaryngology will provide exemplary patient care and be viewed as a leader in scholastic, academic, research, and clinical care within the region. 

The mission will be accomplished through:

  • Recruiting outstanding faculty
  • Creating a positive educational environment for students and other trainees in all aspects of Otolaryngology
  • Creating an ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program to train residents in Otolaryngology
  • Creating appropriate fellowships in Otolaryngology for advanced training in the specialty
  • Be viewed as a leader in outcome-based research in the care of patients with Otolaryngological problems

Otolaryngology overview