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MEDICAL STUDENTS

Current Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Clerkships:

OTOHN 678 P -Cheyenne, WY (4/8)
OTOHN 679 P - Missoula, MT(4/8)
OTOHN 680 P - UW (4/8)
OTOHN 681 P - HMC (4/8)
OTOHN 682 P - VA (4/8)
OTOHN 683 P - Madigan (8)
OTOHN 684 P - SCH (4/8)
OTOHN 685 P - Boise (4/8)

OTOHN 686 P - Greater Seattle Private Practice (4)
OTOHN 687 P - Spokane (4/8)
OTOHN 688 P - Anchorage, AK (4/8)
OTOHN 697 P - Away Externship (8)

OTOHN 678- P -Cheyenne, WY (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; Cheyenne. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

Paul Johnson, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

Cheyenne, WY – Southeast Wyoming Ear, Nose & Throat


This rotation is in Cheyenne, WY. Students must contact OTO Clerkship Coordinator, Jessica Strauss, to schedule.

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology.  The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals: This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 679- P - Missoula, MT(4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; Missoula. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

Phil Gardner, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

Missoula, MT – Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose and Throat Care

This rotation is in Missoula, MT. Students must contact OTO Clerkship Coordinator, Jessica Strauss, to schedule.

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology.  The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals: This rotation is designed to allow the student to

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 680 P - UW (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; UWMC. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

2

Faculty:  

Neal Futran, MD, DMD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

UWMC

This rotation is at UWMC.
The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 681 P - HMC (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; HMC. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

Maya Sardesai, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

HMC

This rotation is at HMC.
The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 682 P - VA (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; VA. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

Marc Coltrera, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

VA

This rotation is at the VA.
The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 683 P - Madigan (8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

General:

AWSpS; Madigan Army Medical Center, 4 weeks.

Enrollment:

1

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series.  Third- or fourth-year medical students. 
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Faculty            :

James Crawford, MD

Administrative Contacts:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu
Madigan Contact: Barbara Woodbury 253-968-1511

Clerkship Site:

Madigan Army Medical Center

Students must contact OTO Clerkship Coordinator, Jessica Strauss, to schedule.

Goals: What skills students will develop:

  • General head and neck exam.
  • Introduction to head & neck cancer, laryngology, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Experience interviewing and presenting patients.
  • Experience inpatient management.
  • Experience observing/participating operative procedures.

Objectives:  At the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • During the clerkship, students should be able to identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Within the given specialty, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • At the completion of the clerkship experience, students will be able to identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • In the operating room and/or clinic, students will be able to demonstrate and sharpen skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • At the completion of the clerkship experience, students should be able to list the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Perform a screening head and neck exam to detect abnormal anatomy.
  • Take a pertinent history with a majority of otolaryngology problems.
  • Provide treatment for basic otolaryngology disorders.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

Schedule:
Individual externship training at Madigan Army Medical Center outpatient clinic that offers a busy outpatient service with patients who have a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat complaints.  The student is taught to examine the patients and present a complete diagnosis and management plan to the supervising staff.  Inpatients are assigned.  The student performs pre-admission evaluations, assists in the surgical procedures with expected ward responsibility for these patients.  He/she is expected to review a basic ENT text and be able to discuss a question list on basic ENT disorders. 

Annual ENT admissions to Madigan:  1,000.  Annual outpatient visits for ENT:  14,000.  Videotapes and appropriate reference materials are available within the ENT Clinic as well as adjacent medical library.

Reading:
General Otolaryngology text of choice or Hu Bio Head and Neck Anatomy syllabus.

OTOHN 684 P - SCH (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; SCH. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

David Horn, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

Seattle Children’s Hospital

This rotation is at the SCH.
The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 685 P - Boise(4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; Bloise. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students; Permission of instructor;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

Ryan Van de Graaf, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

Boise, Southwest Idaho ENT

This rotation is in Boise. Students must contact OTO Clerkship Coordinator, Jessica Strauss, to schedule.

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade.

Goals:   This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 686 P - Greater Seattle Private Practice (4)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; 2 weeks offsite.

Total Enrollment:

variable

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series.  Permission of instructor.  Third- and fourth-year medical students.
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Faculty Contact:  

Allen D Hillel M.D., 206-543-5230

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Sites:

See sites listed below.

Available Clinical Sites (1 student/site):

Linnea Peterson, M.D.

Swedish Medical Center

Seattle, WA

Michael Wolfe, M.D.

Pacific Medical Center

Seattle, WA

This rotation will provide exposure to all aspects of patient care in otolaryngology through a private practice setting.  The student will be exposed to the outpatient clinic and operating room procedures with daily directed contact by one attending faculty member. Students must contact OTO Clerkship Coordinator, Jessica Strauss, to schedule.

 

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures. 

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • During the clerkship, students should be able to identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Within the given specialty, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • At the completion of the clerkship experience, students will be able to identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • In the operating room and/or clinic, students will be able to demonstrate and sharpen skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • At the completion of the clerkship experience, students should be able to list the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take a pertinent history directed at the otolaryngology patient.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a basic head and neck examination with the goal of detecting abnormal anatomy.
  • Demonstrate through presentation to faculty, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Be able to describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.

Reading:
General Otolaryngology text of choice or Hu Bio Head and Neck Anatomy syllabus.

OTOHN 687 P - Spokane (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; Spokane. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

Mike Cruz, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

Spokane, WA, Spokane ENT Clinic

This rotation is in Spokane.
The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade..

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 688 P - Anchorage, AK (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; Anchorage. Full time, 2-4 weeks.

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series; third- and fourth-year medical students;
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Total Enrollment:

1

Faculty:  

John Kokesh, MD

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Clerkship Site:

Anchorage, AK, Alaska Native Medical Center

This rotation is in Anchorage, Alaska.
The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology. The two-week rotation is only eligible for a Pass/Fail grade. Students must contact OTO Clerkship Coordinator, Jessica Strauss, to schedule.

Goals:  This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures.

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

OTOHN 697 P - Away Externship (8)

Offered:

AWSpS.  4weeks full time

Prerequisite:

Completion of HuBio series.  Permission of chairman.
Third- and fourth- year medical students.
Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Enrollment:

Variable.

Faculty Contact:  

Allen D Hillel, M.D.

Administrative Contact:

Jessica Strauss, 206-543-5662, strauej@uw.edu

Qualified students, on their own initiative, may obtain special clerkships or externships in otolaryngology at university centers other than the University of Washington.  Where these opportunities meet standards acceptable to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington, students may, with approval of the department chairman, be given credit for the assignment.  These 4 week rotations are designed for the student interested in an in-depth experience in otolaryngology.  The rotation carries the same goals and objectives as 680P Otolaryngology.   In addition, the student should be made aware of site specific requirements that are specific to the chosen institution.  The rotations should include an inpatient and outpatient otolaryngology clinical experience.  Students should contact the department contact and obtain a “Credit for Clerkship Away” form from the Dean’s Office at least two months before advanced registration.

Goals:    This rotation is designed to allow the student to:

  • Develop an introductory knowledge in general otolaryngology including the subspecialties of head & neck cancer, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Develop an understanding of the directed history required in otolaryngology
  • Develop an understanding and ability to perform a dedicated head and neck exam
  • Develop an understanding of peri-operative issues in otolaryngology patients through direct involvement with inpatient management
  • Develop an understanding of head and neck anatomy through observing/participating in operative and in-office procedures. 

ObjectivesAt the completion of this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty (tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, salivary gland disorders).
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty (head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, neck mass).
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for that specialty.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Discuss normal head and neck anatomy.
  • Describe the initial medical treatments employed in acute and chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, epistaxis, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, hoarseness and stridor.
  • Describe how the otolaryngologist works with other professionals in facilitating and coordinating patient care.
  • Recognize treatment failures or complex conditions that require appropriate and timely referral.

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