Departmental Course: Otolaryngology

​Clerkship Coordinator:
Phone: 206.543.5662
Email: otoadmin@uw.edu

Block Calendar:
Your clerkship dates must correspond with our Clinical Elective Schedule. You must start at the beginning of the block(s) and finish at the end of the block(s).

To Apply:
  1. Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator for availability.
  2. Applications must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the requested clerkship date.
  3. You must meet all eligibility requirements of the Visiting Student Clinical Elective Program.
  4. Complete the VSAS application and upload all supplemental materials to VSAS. No action will be taken on your application until it is complete. Departments may not "pre-enroll" or hold spaces for potential visiting students, regardless of their intent or qualifications.

Cancelations:
You must withdraw at least 6 weeks before your starting date. Fees are non-refundable. All cancelations and changes must be made in writing to the Clerkship Coordinator.


Course 680 – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery UW

Offered A, W, Sp, S – 2/4 Weeks, 4/8 credits
Instructor: Futran
Prerequisites: Completion of Internal Medicine or Surgery required third year clerkship is strongly recommended, third or fourth year medical student standing.

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology.

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.

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.
  • Demonstrate through presentation to faculty, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Demonstrate through intraoperative discussion, a basic understanding of normal head and neck anatomy through directed reading throughout the rotation.
  • 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.

Schedule:

All rotations are from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, which includes morning and evening rounds with the resident team. Clinic/operating room schedules vary among rotations. All students will attend Wednesday teaching conferences at University Hospital. No mandatory on call. Any absences from daily work hours must be cleared with the attending prior to planned leave.

Enrollment: 2 students
Visiting students require permission from department.

Course 681 – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery HMC

Offered A, W, Sp, S – 2/4 Weeks, 4/8 credits
Instructor: Sardesai
Prerequisites: Completion of Internal Medicine or Surgery required third year clerkship is strongly recommended, third or fourth year medical student standing

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology.

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.

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.
  • Demonstrate through presentation to faculty, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Demonstrate through intraoperative discussion, a basic understanding of normal head and neck anatomy through directed reading throughout the rotation.
  • 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.

Schedule:
All rotations are from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, which includes morning and evening rounds with the resident team. Clinic/operating room schedules vary among rotations. All students will attend Wednesday teaching conferences at University Hospital. No mandatory on call. Any absences from daily work hours must be cleared with the attending prior to planned leave.

Enrollment: 1 student
Visiting students require permission from department.

Course 682 – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - VA

Offered A, W, Sp, S – 2/4 Weeks, 4/8 credits
Instructor: Coltrera
Prerequisites: Completion of Internal Medicine or Surgery required third year clerkship is strongly recommended, third or fourth year medical student standing

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology.

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.

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.
  • Demonstrate through presentation to faculty, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Demonstrate through intraoperative discussion, a basic understanding of normal head and neck anatomy through directed reading throughout the rotation.
  • 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.

Schedule:
All rotations are from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, which includes morning and evening rounds with the resident team. Clinic/operating room schedules vary among rotations. All students will attend Wednesday teaching conferences at University Hospital. No mandatory on call. Any absences from daily work hours must be cleared with the attending prior to planned leave.

Enrollment: 1 student
Visiting students require permission from department

Course 684 – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery SCH

Offered A, W, Sp, S – 2/4 Weeks, 4/8 credits
Instructor: Horn
Prerequisites: Completion of Internal Medicine or Surgery required third year clerkship is strongly recommended, third or fourth year medical student standing

The four-week rotation option is intended for the student who has a particular interest in otolaryngology.

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.

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.
  • Demonstrate through presentation to faculty, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis for the patients they interview and examine.
  • Demonstrate through intraoperative discussion, a basic understanding of normal head and neck anatomy through directed reading throughout the rotation.
  • 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.

Schedule:
All rotations are from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, which includes morning and evening rounds with the resident team. Clinic/operating room schedules vary among rotations. All students will attend Wednesday teaching conferences at University Hospital. No mandatory on call. Any absences from daily work hours must be cleared with the attending prior to planned leave.

Enrollment: 1 student
Visiting students require permission from department.