Approved research activities that trainees are required to complete during training to fulfil the Otolaryngology research requirement are:
- Satisfactory completion of a Masters or PhD relevant to Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; and/or
- Publication of research as first author in a peer reviewed, Medline indexed scientific journal or the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (AJO)
Trainees must seek approval for their research project from the Board or TEAC prior to commencing their research using the appropriate form available on the ASOHNS and NZOHNS websites. Trainees who submit evidence of enrolment in a Masters (by thesis) or PhD level research degree relevant to OHNS will be deemed to have had their research pre-approved by the Board.
Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship
Candidates selected for training have the opportunity to undertake research through the Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship (ASSRS) offered by the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation (GPRWMF). The ARSSRS is administered and directed by the regional training subcommittee chairs of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery in each mainland capital city within Australia and New Zealand.
A Trainee at any time during the training program may undertake a period of full-time research with the prior approval of the regional training subcommittee and Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.