This elective is designed for those students who have had previous exposure to the surgical field and wish to acquire increased skill in the care of patients with Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgical pathology. The student acts as junior house officer participating fully in all scheduled academic conferences, clinic and teaching rounds. The student will have time to interact with patients in the clinic setting under the guidance of faculty and house staff. Additionally they will serve as a member of the team on morning rounds. During this month each student will spend time on the head and neck surgical services (this includes pediatric otolaryngology) at both New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Additionally, time will be spent on the otology and facial plastic reconstructive surgery services at NYEE.
Participating Student Requirements
The student will be expected to participate in team discussions, present clinical cases to residents and attending physicians, as well as provide an understanding of the pathophysiology of each case that they participate in.
Toward the end of rotation each student will be asked to present a 10–15 minute talk on a selected topic. Photographs and references based on tangible evidence are encouraged. Each student’s presentation should focus on a case that they were involved in during the elective’s rotation.
A comprehensive assessment of each individual rotating medical student is made by clerkship directors based largely on feedback from faculty and residents, and the students’ performance on their end of rotation presentation. The medical students’ interactions with faculty and residents in addition to their acquired fund of knowledge, technical ability, and interest in continuous learning will be included in the comprehensive assessment of each student.