Residency Program Manager
Dr. Robert A. Buckmire is a Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He serves at the Chief of the Division of Voice and Swallowing Disorders as well as Director of the UNC Voice Center. Dr. Buckmire is the Vice Chair of Education and has served as the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program Director since 2011.
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Residency Program Manager
Director, NeuroRhinology, Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
Medical Director of Otolaryngic Allergy Services
Associate Director, Residency Program
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director
Director of Medical Education for Otolaryngology
UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Resident Training Program strives to produce diverse otolaryngologists, world class surgeons, empathetic providers, and our nation’s top leaders. We have multiple nationally and world renowned fellowship trained faculty in each subspecialty. We provide a well rounded, balanced training program with extensive clinical and research experience. We aim to equip our residents with the skills to integrate seamlessly into the ever changing landscape of healthcare. Most importantly, we foster a sense of family in a supportive, collaborative, and respectful environment.
One of our strengths lies in being the public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. We are consistently ranked among the best training programs in the country. The program is five years in duration, however, we also an alternative career path of seven years with two of those years in the lab supported by an NIH T32 Training Grant. During the five years of training, our residents become trained in all aspects of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Our graduates have great success obtaining top fellowships in the sub disciplines of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery as well as highly sought after positions in academic and private practice. They remain and will always be part of our UNC Otolaryngology family.
Department of Otolaryngology
The UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery decries the recent murders and acts of racism perpetrated against African Americans. These come during a difficult time during which African American lives are also being lost disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the very core of our being, we firmly believe that Black Lives Matter. We are committed to doing our part in dismantling the centuries of systemic racism that has brought us to this pitiful point in history. To our Black colleagues, students, patients, and local community, we pledge to make UNC a safe and unprejudiced space for you to work, learn, grow, and receive care. Empathy, communication, and compassion will make us all better as we learn from and support this movement.
As racism is a significant public health issue, we will continue to make diversity and inclusion a priority, encourage unconscious bias training for our faculty, and pledge to tackle discrimination and prejudice in the battle for equity. We invite you to do the same.
For more information, please visit the Office of Inclusive Excellence’s Resident Diversity Initative webpage.
Teaching future leaders in Otolaryngology is paramount to our mission. Our comprehensive educational program includes a multifaceted approach that includes regularly scheduled didactics, conferences, faculty-led courses, national subspecialty courses, and other opportunities targeted to specific PGY levels.
Otolaryngology Core Curriculum Didactics (2 times per week, led by divisional faculty, flipped classroom format)
Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Tumor Board Conference
Pediatric Airway Conference
Morbidity & Mortality Conference
Invited Visiting Professor Lecture Series
Temporal Bone Course
Microvascular Free Flap Course
Carolinas Pediatric Airway Course (UNC/MUSC)
Head & Neck Anatomy Course
Facial Plastics Injection Course
AAOA Allergy Course
Southern States Rhinology Course
American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting
NC/SC Otolaryngology Society Annual Meeting
Newton D. Fischer Society Meeting
ENT Boot Camp
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