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OTOHNS 336A. Subinternship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (SUMC)

S2 Open to Visitors

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Courses      Clerkships

This is an advanced clerkship designed to give the senior medical student an intense exposure to the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Students will be expected to accomplish the following goals: (1) assume a high level of patient care responsibility, functioning essentially at an intern level (but with supervision from the residents and faculty); (2) strengthen their clinical and procedural skills and; (3) function as an integral member of the otolaryngology team. Students will be expected to round on all of the patients on the service to which they are assigned. While on the head & neck service, where they are likely to be scheduled for half the course, they will be permitted to perform selected simple procedures. The remainder of the rotations may include: laryngology, rhinology, sleep surgery, facial plastics, otology & neurotology, pediatric, and comprehensive otolaryngology. Students will be expected to participate in all clinics and ORs on the services in which they are rotating. Small group didactic sessions with other students are offered several times a week. Students must also attend resident education sessions held on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons, as well as grand rounds on Thursday evenings. They are also given an opportunity to present a project at Grand Rounds. Visiting students must have completed an Otolaryngology rotation prior to Stanford subinternship. Students will be stationed at Stanford Medical Center, but may also spend time at the Stanford Ear Institute located in East Palo Alto. During months with a high volume of students there is a possibility he or she may be scheduled to rotate at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center or the Palo Alto VA hospital. Due to overwhelming demand for this course, visiting students are required to submit: a medical school transcript, USMLE scores, and a brief, one paragraph statement of interest to Amy Dao at Visiting students will be informed of acceptance at least one month prior to the desired rotation. Please note that completing a Sub-I does not guarantee a residency interview with the department.

SURG 300A, 2-week Otolaryngology elective or OTOHNS 307A.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 4 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor (Amy Dao); Time: 8:00 am. You will receive an email from Amy Dao ( the Friday before you start.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 1

Kwang Sung, M.D.

Other Faculty

Amy Dao (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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