OTOLARYNGOLOGY/HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.
- The Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Educational Rotation is oriented toward the student who wishes to improve his skills in Otolaryngology diagnosis and management.
- While the student who may be interested in Otolaryngology as a career will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the full range of the specialty, the student interested in primary care medicine will also gain much clinical experience relevant to the common problems encountered in daily practice.
- Clinical time is divided between the clinic and operating room, and the student is encouraged to follow inpatient care, to observe and participate in surgery, and to become familiar with audiometric procedures. All work by students, including the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, will be under appropriate staff or resident supervision.
FREQUENCY OF CALL. No call for medical students rotating on this service.
- The American Academy of Otolaryngology handbook on Primary Care Otolaryngology will be provided to students.
- In addition, there will be selected readings from textbooks and journals based on identified patient problems seen in the clinic and on the ward.
- Students will attend all mandatory departmental conferences, to include Head and Neck Tumor Board, Grand Rounds, and Radiology Conference.
- The student will be encouraged to give one 20-minute presentation on a selected topic.
HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?
- The student's evaluation will be based on performance on both inpatient and outpatient experiences.
- This evaluation will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.
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