International visiting medical students are welcome into the ENT senior elective program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. The four (4) week otolaryngology elective is designed to provide an excellent introduction to this specialty. All applications are reviewed and approved by the Medical Education Director. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their home school, must have their school’s approval to participate in the desired elective, have health and liability insurance coverage, and be HIPAA certified. The elective is available throughout the academic year and each rotation begins on the first of each month. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and should not be submitted earlier than February of each year.
- Letter of NYS Eligibility (approval to begin the elective is contingent upon our receipt of an approved Letter of Eligibility from the New York State Board of Medicine)
- Completed application and photo
- USMLE Part I score (USMLE Part 2 if applicable)
- Current CV
- Letter of good standing from the Dean of your medical school (must be on school letterhead)
- Immunization records (TB/flu vaccine within the year)
- HIPAA Certification/verification letter
- Official transcript
- Personal medical health insurance
- Proof of Malpractice/Liability insurance (must be equal to or greater than $3 million/$3 million aggregate and each occurrence)
- Visa (if applicable)
- Color copy of passport
Elective Rotation Schedule
During the 4 weeks, each student will be rotating through the Head and Neck (2 weeks), Otology (1 week), and Plastic Surgery (1 week) services. Clinical responsibilities will include patient care in the clinical and surgical setting. Didactics will include daily lectures and conferences. Each student is expected to engage in self-study with the recommended texts.
At the end of the rotation, each student is required to give a 10-minute presentation on a topic, followed by five minutes of discussion. Topics will be assigned in the beginning of the rotation.
Evaluation will be based on feedback from residents and attending physicians, and performances on the final presentation. There will be an exit interview at the end of the rotation for each student. While many of our past rotators have gone on to become residents in our program, please note that completing the rotation does not guarantee an official interview at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. We hope you will find the rotation both enjoyable and rewarding, and that it will become just the first step of your journey into a career in otolaryngology.