The primary mission of the Division of Otolaryngology in the Department of Surgery is to educate both graduates and undergraduates in the management of diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as head and neck surgery. Graduate education is coordinated with the various freestanding institutional based residency and postgraduate programs. Undergraduate education is by lecture, seminar and a two- or four-week Year IV elective. All teaching is accomplished by voluntary faculty members, instead of the usual resident level system, because there is no otolaryngology residency program. The efforts of these voluntary faculty members should be acknowledged and appreciated. The secondary mission of our division is to provide support for clinical research, continuing educational programs, and general community support wherever possible for otolaryngology related activities.