Medical School Otolaryngology Elective Rotations
Please refer to the list of electives below for a complete list of courses that are offered to medical students at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
- OTOL 4002A: Introduction to Otolaryngology (University Hospitals)
This is a 2-week rotation designed to provide an introduction to Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. This rotation will provide the opportunity for a broad experience in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Students are expected to perform a complete head and neck examination and to be familiar with common otolaryngologic problems. Emphasis is placed on having some hands-on experience, particularly in the outpatient setting. Students seriously considering Otolaryngology as a career choice are strongly encouraged to take the four weeks 4th year rotation. Students will assist in the pre- and post-operative care of patients and will assist in surgery. They will examine patients in the clinic and present them to senior residents and attendings. Reference and study material is provided. Attendance at all departmental conferences is expected and they should sign in each session. Students will be scheduled to rotate at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Instructions regarding hospital orientation will be provided by the coordinator all locations. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Clerkship in Surgery.
- OTOL 4003A: Otolaryngology Acting Internship (University Hospitals)
This is a 4-week Acting Internship rotation designed to provide an in-depth representation of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. This rotation will provide the opportunity for a broad, comprehensive experience in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Students are expected to master the complete head and neck examination and to be familiar with common otolaryngologic problems. Emphasis is placed on having hands-on experience in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Students will assist in the pre- and post-operative care of patients and will assist in surgery. They will participate in daily round and examine patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. They are expected to attend all departmental conferences and make an oral presentation at the end of their rotation on basic science or clinical material. Students will be scheduled to rotate at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. This is pre-arranged by the Coordinator and a schedule will be provided prior to the start of the rotation. Instructions regarding hospital orientation will be provided by the coordinator for all locations. ENT Faculty and Resident feedback is canvassed for student assessment and reported via CAS by the faculty course sponsor specifically, obtain a comprehensive & focused history, perform a detailed physical examination, participate in rounds & present patient with formulated treatment plan, understand system-based practices relevant to the specialty, perform level appropriate procedure, suture tying, flexible endoscopic examination, demonstrate knowledge of H&N anatomy, & make an end-of-rotation oral presentation.
How to Apply
Case Western Reserve University SOM students should continue to register through the Case SOM Registrar’s Office.
We ask that non-CWRU visiting students DO NOT contact departments directly. If you have any questions, please email the visiting student coordinator, Erin Zawolowycz, at Erin.Zawolowycz@uhhospitals.org.
Summer Training for Medical Students
Each summer, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center trains and supports medical students interested in cancer research. This program offers a valuable opportunity for medical students to participate in extensive, direct experience in laboratory research while completing their medical training.
The Research Training Grant will provide a total of $3,000 for 8 weeks as support for the research trainee. Funds must be used entirely for summer stipend and research materials. Students are encouraged to extend this period.
How to Apply
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Training for Medical Students program. Completed application and reference letter is due Monday, March 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm ET.