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OTOHNS 307A. Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)

S1 Open to Visitors

Department
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Courses      Clerkships


Description
Provides students with a clinical experience in the field of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Students are exposed to the techniques of examination of the ear, nose, nasopharynx, mouth, larynx, and neck. They will have clinical experiences with the hearing and vestibular system, maxillofacial trauma, facial cosmetics, pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck cancer, skull base surgery, sleep surgery, voice disorders, as well as the more routine problems of otitis media, head and neck infections, chronic sinusitis, and the like. As with most surgical services, emphasis is placed on the surgical experience; in addition, students will have ample exposure to the outpatient clinic and will be expected to actively participate in pre- and postoperative patient care including ward rounds. Interested students are encouraged to assist in the operating room and take an active role in selected surgical procedures if they demonstrate the necessary skills. The rotation will be divided into weekly rotations among the following subspecialties: Head & Neck Oncology, Laryngology, Rhinology, Pediatric, Sleep Surgery, Facial Plastics, Otology & Neurotology, and Pediatric Otolaryngology. Students will be stationed at Stanford Medical Center, but may also be scheduled to rotate at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and/or the Palo Alto VA hospital. Students will be expected to round on all of the patients on the service to which they are assigned. Students must also attend resident education sessions held on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons, as well as grand rounds on Thursday evenings. Students with interest in a specific subspecialty/service may indicate such to the course coordinator. We will attempt to accommodate requests. The rotation is identical to the two-week subspecialty elective within the SURG 300A General Surgery Core Clerkship, therefore it may not be repeated by students who have taken the subspecialty elective. Stanford students who have taken the subspecialty elective or visiting students who have taken a previous otolaryngology rotation and wish to have further otolaryngology experience are encouraged to enroll in OTOHNS 336A (Subinternship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery) or OTOHNS 398A (Clinical Elective in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Clerkship).

Prerequisites
MED 208 or INDE 206. All scrub course/training needs to be completed prior to starting clerkship.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for two weeks. 2 students per period (flexible depending on number of subinterns).

Reporting Instructions:
Where: 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor (Luisa Antonio); Time: 8:00 am. You will receive an email from Luisa Antonio (luisaa@stanford.edu) the Friday before you start.

Units 3 or 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 1

Director:
Kwang Sung, M.D.

Other Faculty
Staff

Coordinator
Luisa Antonio (650-721-5503), 801 Welch Road.


* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)

 

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