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OTOHNS 307A. Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)   S1   Open to Visitors
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 is divided into weekly rotations among the following subspecialties: Head & Neck Oncology, Laryngology, Rhinology, Sleep Surgery, Facial Plastics, Otology & Neurotology, and Pediatric Otolaryngology. Students will be based 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 should enroll in OTOHNS 336A (Sub-internship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery) or OTOHNS 398A (Clinical Elective in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Clerkship). Visiting students must be pre-approved for this course to be eligible. Please send a medical school transcript to Jessica Martinez(jimenez5@stanford.edu). Note: Students enrolling in this two-week course may neither repeat it, nor enroll in the subspecialty elective as part of SURG 300A.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206. All scrub course/training needs to be completed prior to starting clerkship.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for two weeks. Up to 2 students per period (availability depends on the number of sub-interns during the period).
Reporting Instructions: Where: 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor; Time: 8:00 am. You will receive an email from Amy Dao (amydao@stanford.edu) the Friday before you start.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 1
Director: Kwang Sung, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Jessica Martinez (650-723-0457, jimenez5@stanford.edu), 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor.

OTOHNS 336A. Subinternship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (SUMC)   S2   Open to Visitors
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. 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. Visiting students will be informed of acceptance at least two weeks prior to the desired rotation. Please note that completing a Sub-I does not guarantee a residency interview with the department.
Prereq: SURG 300A, 2-week Otolaryngology elective or OTOHNS 307A. Visiting students must have completed an Otolaryngology rotation prior to Stanford subinternship. OHNS Application Materials (submit to Amy Dao at amydao@stanford.edu): - a medical school transcript - proof of previous otolaryngology rotation - USMLE scores - CV/resumé - a brief, one paragraph statement of interest OHNS Application Deadlines (based on the quarter of enrollment): For summer quarter (Periods 1-3): April 1 For autumn quarter (Periods 4-6): July 1 For winter quarter (Periods 7-9): October 1 For spring quarter (Periods 10-12): January 1
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 4 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor; Time: 8:00 am. You will receive an email from Amy Dao (amydao@stanford.edu) the Friday before you start.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 1
Director: Kwang Sung, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff.
Coord: Jessica Martinez (650-723-0457, jimenez5@stanford.edu), 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor.

OTOHNS 398A. Clinical Elective in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)     Open to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student to have an individualized clinical experience in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. This subspecialty experience is a two to four-week one-on-one rotation with faculty among the following otolaryngology subspecialties: Otology / Neurotology (Skull Base);Pediatric Otolaryngology; Head & Neck; Rhinology (Sinus); Facial Plastics; Laryngology (Voice); Sleep Surgery and Comprehensive ENT. The duration of the elective will be decided between the student and the faculty preceptor. Visiting and Stanford students should apply to 398A by contacting Amy Dao at amydao@stanford.edu or 650-736-6197. Note: Stanford students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu with the faculty preceptor's name and email address to add this clerkship. Visiting students must have completed an otolaryngology rotation prior to starting the Stanford preceptorship. Visiting students are required to submit the following: the most recent medical school transcript, USMLE scores, CV/resume and a one-paragraph statement of interest. Please note that completing this course does not guarantee a residency interview.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor; Time: 8:00 am. You will receive an email from Amy Dao (amydao@stanford.edu) the Friday before you start.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 2
Director: Kwang Sung, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Jessica Martinez (650-723-0457, jimenez5@stanford.edu), 801 Welch Road, 2nd Floor.

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

 

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