The Department provides enriched clinical teaching for undergraduate medical students as well as strengthens professional training for interns and specialist provision for ENT trainees, and it will supervise postgraduate research and training.
The Department provides training to undergraduates at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as basic and advanced surgical training to postgraduates towards specialist recognition in Hong Kong - Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (FHKAM) and Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists (FHKCORL). ENT update courses for primary care physicians and nurses are co-organised with the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians.
The Department runs regular courses in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS Course) for local and overseas ENT specialists and trainees and commissioned training by distinguished overseas speakers with the Hospital Authority. An active temporal bone laboratory is run and participated by the Department's specialist trainers and trainees.
The outstanding track record of research will continue, and even greater strides will be taken in head and neck cancer, including the nasopharyngeal cancers so highly prevalent in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Southern China. The Department will also advance in such rapidly developing areas as surgical treatments for deafness in adults and children, minimal invasive ENT surgery, Asian facial plastic techniques and ENT problems in children.