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The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery participates in the Surgery Clerkship during the third year of medical school.

Additionally, the department offers two medical student courses.

Surgery 771 is for third-year medical students looking to further investigate the specialty, or for those looking for a more intense experience than that provided in the surgery clerkship.

Surgery 770 is the fourth-year student acting internship experience.

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SURG 770 – Head & Neck Surgery Acting Internship (Fourth-Year Students)

Length of Course: Four weeks

Description: This course is designed to expand the fourth-year student’s understanding of the evaluation and management of patients with ear, nose, throat and neck problems.

Students on this AI serve as an integral part of the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery team. This rotation should serve to enhance the head and neck history and examination skills of the student. Students are expected to personally evaluate patients in the clinic, as well as possibly through the emergency room and inpatient consultation service. Management of these patients will be discussed with resident and attending faculty in formulating a treatment plan. Operative experience will be directed mostly toward routine ear, nose, throat, and neck surgeries. More intense head and neck cases may be utilized as opportunities for head and neck anatomy experiences for all students.

For those expressing an interest in otolaryngology as a potential career, operative experience can be tailored for the exposure necessary to demonstrate the breadth of the specialty. Daily conferences and lectures will serve as formal didactics, in addition to the teaching opportunities provided in outpatient clinics and inpatient rounds.

The purpose of this rotation is to enhance head and neck skills and to reinforce for students the otolaryngologic pathology which they are likely to see in their clinical practice, regardless of specialty.

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SURG 771 – Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Elective (Third-Year Students)

Length of course: Two weeks

Description: This course is designed to introduce third-year medical students to the basics of evaluation and management of patients with ear, nose, throat and neck problems. Students on this elective will serve as an integral part of the Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery team.

This rotation should serve to enhance the head and neck history and examination skills of the student. Student will be expected to personally evaluate patients in the clinic, as well as possibly through the emergency room and inpatient consultation service. Management of these patients will be discussed with resident and attending faculty in formulating a treatment plan. Operative experience will be directed mostly towards routine ear, nose, throat, and neck surgeries. More intense head and neck cases may be utilized as opportunities for head and neck anatomy experiences for all students.

For those expressing an interest in otolaryngology as a potential career, operative experience can be tailored for the exposure necessary to demonstrate the breadth of the specialty. Daily conferences and lectures will serve as formal didactics, in addition to the teaching opportunities provided in outpatient clinics and inpatient rounds.

The goals of this elective rotation are to enhance head and neck skills and to reinforce for students the otolaryngologic pathology they are likely to see in their clinical practice, regardless of specialty.

Evaluation methods will include subjective evaluation of students’ funds of knowledge and patient care skills by the attending faculty. This course will be offered throughout the entire academic year.