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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 - UWMC (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 (4/8)
OTOHN 687 P - Spokane (4/8)
OTOHN 688 P - Anchorage, AK (4/8)
OTOHN 697 P - Away Externship (4/8)

**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.

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 –Wyoming Ear, Nose Throat & Allergy

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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 Center and Saint Patrick Hospital

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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 - UWMC (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

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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, MEd

Administrative Contact:

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

Clerkship Site:

HMC

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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 Puget Sound

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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- and fourth-year medical students; Medicine and/or Surgery required clerkships.

Faculty            :

James Crawford, MD

Administrative Contact:

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

Clerkship Site:

Madigan Army Medical Center

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

Goals: What skills students will develop:

  • Ability to perform a general head and neck examination.
  • Develop an introductory knowledge in head & neck cancer, laryngology, sinus disorders, otology, and pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Experience the process of interviewing and presenting patients.
  • Experience inpatient management.
  • Experience via observation and participation of operative procedures.

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

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty, such as tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness, and salivary gland disorders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, i.e. head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate and sharpen skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • 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.

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

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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; 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 and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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 (4/8)
Meets the surgery selective requirement.

Offered:

AWSpS; Full time 2-4 weeks.

Total Enrollment:

3 (1 per site)

Prerequisite:

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

Faculty Contact:  

Varies

Administrative Contact:

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

Clerkship Sites:

See list below.

Available Clinical Sites:

Linnea Peterson, MD

Swedish Medical Center

Seattle, WA

Julie Gustafson, MD

Cascade ENT

Puyullup, WA

Michael Wolfe, MD

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:

  • Identify and describe the most common surgical problems unique to the relevant specialty, such as tonsillitis & peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis, sleep disorders, head & neck cancer, laryngeal & airway disorders, hoarseness and salivary gland disorders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a focused history and physical examination emphasizing ear, nose & sinus, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, i.e. head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate and sharpen skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • List the use of appropriate specialty imaging studies.
  • 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.

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:  

Varies

Administrative Contact:

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

Clerkship Site:

Spokane, WA, Spokane ENT Clinic

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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:  

Randall Plant, MD

Administrative Contact:

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

Clerkship Site:

Anchorage, AK, Alaska Native Medical Center

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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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 the UW OTOHNS department's clerkship director.
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


On their own initiative, qualified students may obtain special clerkships or externships in otolaryngology at university centers other than the University of Washington.  If the opportunity meets the standards acceptable to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington, students may be given credit for the assignment.  These rotations are designed for the student interested in an in-depth experience in otolaryngology.  The rotation carries the same goals and objectives as 680 Otolaryngology.   In addition, the student should be made aware of site specific requirements that are specific to their chosen institution.  The rotations should include an inpatient and outpatient otolaryngology clinical experience.  Students must contact the clerkship coordinator and obtain a “Credit for Clerkship Away” form 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 observation and participation 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, such as 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, and neck.
  • Identify conditions that warrant referral to the relevant specialty, such as head & neck infection, hoarseness, airway disorders, head & neck, cancer, sinusitis, sleep disorder, and neck mass.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic surgical techniques such as knot-typing, suturing and limited dissection.
  • Discuss the use of appropriate imaging studies for otolaryngology.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for the patients interviewed and examined.
  • 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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