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David Kaylie, MD, Ear Surgeon, and Adam Honeybrook, MD, OHNS Resident, perform minimally invasive procedure for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction

The Duke Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences is committed to training the next generation of leaders in otolaryngology, audiology, and speech pathology. We have explicit programs and endeavors focused on leadership development.

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 Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences offers three residency programs: an otolaryngology residency, an audiology residency, and a speech pathology externship.


Otolaryngology Residency

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, our 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 otolaryngology 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 and speech pathology clinical practice. These include:

  • Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year
  • Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
  • Vestibular and Implant Externship

Learn about these fellowships and how to apply. 

Speech Pathology 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 for Speech Pathology and Audiology

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 with a wide variety of communication, swallowing and hearing disorders. Please email us at to schedule an observation.

Duke Voice Care Center Graduate Student Externship

Duke Voice Care Center provides semester-long externship opportunities for graduate SLP clinicians interested in clinical voice care. Eligible students will learn how to evaluate and treat patients with a variety of voice disorders including traumatic vocal fold lesions, vocal fold paralysis, chronic cough, vocal cord dysfunction, laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia and more. Our speech pathologists work with a variety of patients, spanning ages from pediatric to geriatric, and pathologies from acute to medically complex. DVCC team members see patients in multiple locations, giving students the chance to train in outpatient clinics in both Raleigh and Durham. 

Learn more about our Graduate Student Externship at Duke Voice Care Center.

Student Observations at Duke Voice Care Center

DVCC offers student observation opportunities for students who are interested in clinical voice care. Settings for observation may include our clinics at Duke South and/or Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh. We evaluate and treat patients with a wide gamut of voice problems, including traumatic vocal fold lesions, vocal fold paralysis, laryngeal cancer, vocal cord dysfunction, chronic cough, spasmodic dysphonia, and more.  Please call us at 919-681-4984 to schedule an observation.

Continuing Medical Education

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