Duration: 4 weeks

Distribution of student's time:
20% inpatient care
40% outpatient care
30% operating room
5% laboratory work
5% research

Enrollment/Period: 2 maximum, upon availability

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkships in Medicine or Pediatrics and Surgery, July - May

Clerkship Objective:

  • Enhance knowledge and skills pertaining to interviewing, physical examination, or patient interactions, interpretation of data, clinical judgment and procedures (i.e., therapy and advice to patients).
  • Increase student involvement in conferences, journal clubs; Increase student use/review of the medical literature.


  • Quality of care given
  • Participation and performance in conferences
  • Level of knowledge
  • Level of skills
  • Interest in the rotation

Methods to be used in student evaluation:

  • Observation of performance by faculty and house officers
  • Written/oral tests

The senior surgical clerkship in Otolaryngology is an opportunity to learn the techniques of thorough examination of the head and neck. Students manage outpatient problems under direct supervision of the senior staff physicians. Inpatient, outpatient, research and operative exposures suit students' individual interests. Continuously updated lectures and exposures include neck masses, head and neck cancer, airway obstruction, facial trauma, ear disease and sinus disease. Students are taught otolaryngologic concepts both in the operating room and in clinical outpatient areas.

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