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Overview: Treatment of injuries and disorders of the head and neck region requires the skills of highly specialized Otorhinolaryngologists to minimize permanent damage and restore normal functioning. From working in modern hospitals to being part of disaster relief and humanitarian medical teams, the Air Force Reserve offers unique opportunities for these medical specialists to help others.
- Examine and treat injuries and disorders of the head and neck by surgical and conservative means
- Manage otorhinolaryngological services
- Instruct interns and residents in otorhinolaryngological procedures
- Serve as a consultant on head and neck surgery
For entry into this specialty:
- Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy
- Current enrollment in a related residency program acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ USAF.
- Head &Neck Surgical Oncology
- Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Facial Plastic Surgery
- Rhinology & Cranial Base Surgery
- Sleep Surgeon
- For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5 week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.