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  1. Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery 4th Year Elective Clerkship

  2. Oto/HNS Clerkship • Counts towards surgical specialty requirement • 3rd year Surgery rotation is a prerequisite • Two clerkship choices • 4 week elective • 2 week elective

  3. 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. Contact Information • Web Site: • http://depts.washington.edu/otoweb/training2/med_students.htm • Clerkship Coordinator • Patti Peterson: peterp@u.washington.edu