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Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery 4th Year Elective Clerkship Oto/HNS Clerkship Counts towards surgical specialty requirement 3rd year Surgery rotation is a prerequisite Two clerkship choices 4 week elective 2 week elective Sites UWMC, HMC, VA, Children’s: 2 or 4 wks

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otolaryngology head neck surgery

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

4th Year Elective Clerkship

oto hns clerkship
Oto/HNS Clerkship
  • Counts towards surgical specialty requirement
  • 3rd year Surgery rotation is a prerequisite
  • Two clerkship choices
    • 4 week elective
    • 2 week elective
sites
Sites
  • UWMC, HMC, VA, Children’s: 2 or 4 wks
  • Boise: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Madigan: 4 weeks
  • Seattle area private practice (multiple sites from Everett to Puyallup): 2 weeks
  • WWAMI (Anchorage, Spokane, Bellingham, Wenatchee): 2 or 4 weeks
which clerkship to take
Which clerkship to take?
  • 4 week clerkship at “academic site” in Seattle
  • At UWMC, HMC, VA, CHMC
  • For students interested in applying in Oto/HNS
  • Usually in summer (to get letters)
  • Typically several students on rotation (UW and other med schools)
which clerkship to take5
Which clerkship to take?
  • 2 week clerkship at “academic sites”
  • 2 or 4 week clerkship at non-academic sites
  • Students not going into Oto/HNS
  • Want to gain additional experience in:
      • Improving HEENT exam skills
      • Airway evaluation & management
      • Common upper respiratory infections
      • Technical skills: endoscopy, suturing
  • Usually not other students (maybe 1 other at academic sites)
clerkship description
Clerkship Description
  • Wide exposure to a large variety of clinical & surgical experiences, rather than in depth care of a few patients (like with a Sub-I)
  • Roughly equivalent inpatient & outpatient
  • No mandatory call or weekends (but available)
  • May have long days
  • Weekly departmental didactic conference
  • No med student conferences or exams
  • Pager not necessary
contact information
Contact Information
  • Web Site:
    • http://depts.washington.edu/otoweb/training2/med_students.htm
  • Clerkship Coordinator
    • Patti Peterson: peterp@u.washington.edu