Med student here. I've heard that surgeons and ENT's specifically should have about 25 - 30 procedures they are comfortable performing to make a living after residency. Obvious answers from what I can tell and have read are: T&A, BMT, neck dissections, parathyroid, thyroid, lump and bump excisions, non-complicated head and neck cancer resections, mastoidectomies, tympanoplasties, DL's with nodule and polyp excisions and/or lasering, possibly simpler flaps?, FESS, septoplasty, rhinoplasty, Zenker's, trachs, laryngectomies? That's all I can think of off the top of my head although I know I'm missing a bunch. Is the list more extensive or less extensive. I know its case by case depending on the surgeon's experience and comfort level with the procedure. I can't wait to begin learning them!