3rd year Student Clerkship
I. Goals and Objectives
The two-week selective in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is designed to help the student:
1. Develop history-taking skills related to otolaryngological disorders
2. Learn how to perform a basic head and neck examination
3. Learn how to manage some common otolaryngologic disorders
4. Understand the role of the otolaryngologist in the overall care of patients
5. Understand some of the surgical approaches to disorders of the head and neck
Students are assigned to University Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System East Orange . They will participate in the activities of the Otolaryngology Service including:
1. Attending the Outpatient clinics where, under supervision, they will participate
in the care of patients
2. Attending didactic and conference sessions with the Otolaryngology residents
3. Observing and assisting in the operating room. The sessions in the operating room are included to help the student gain an appreciation for the anatomy of the head and neck rather than to impart technical skills.
The assignment schedules for the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clerkship are e-mailed to the students approximately one week prior to their clerkship start date.
III. Responsible Faculty
The coordinator of the two-week clinical selective is Huma Quraishi, M.D.; telephone: (973) 972- 4588. Many faculty members contribute to the experience of the students, but the following individuals should be contacted to discuss specific issues related to the clerkship:
Soly Baredes, M.D. (973) 972-4588
Huma Quraishi, M.D. (973) 972-4588
IV. Evaluation and Grades
Students will be evaluated on a pass-fail basis. The evaluation is based on attendance, quality of case presentations made on rounds, and results of the open book written examination given on the last day of the rotation.
V. Self-Instructional Materials
1. Maran, A.G.D., ed. Otorhinolaryngology Including Oral Medicine and Surgery . Volume 4. Harden, R. and Marcus, A., eds. The New Medicine . University Park Press, Baltimore , Maryland . (given to students on day 1).
2. Shuller, David E., ed. 1994. DeWeese & Saunders Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 8th ed. Mosby-Year Book, Inc. St. Louis , MO
3. Instructional videotapes (on file in Otolaryngology office). Topics: ENT Physical Exam, Facial Nerve Injury, and Dizziness.
VI. Tutorial Help
It is not practical to have a formal program for a two-week clerkship. However, the faculty will assist any student on an individualized basis if the need arises.