OT501M.8

Advanced Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Sites: MEEI- Contact Andrea Zweibel, (617) 573-3654
Director(s): Daniel Deschler
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: MEEI - Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary (8)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This one month elective will provide interested and motivated students with a comprehensive and advanced clinical experience in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Although highly suggested for students pursuing a career in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the elective is designed to be a positive educational experience for all interested students, regardless of eventual career choice. Students will serve as integral members of the inpatient service. They will have both a clinical and operative experience which can be customized to the students' specific interests and career goals. Students will be oriented to the elective by the clerkship director on the first morning of the rotation. The clerkship director will have a feedback session with each student at the two week mark and again at the end of the elective. Students will be expected to do thorough backgruond reading relevant to the clinical care of their assigned patients. They will give a brief (10 minute) presentation on the topic of their choice at the end of the rotation.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science content and evidence-based medicine are incorporated in numerous ways during this rotation: - Chief resident run ward service teaching rounds on topics encountered on the service will include basic science and evidence based medicine. - Attending ward rounds on Saturday mornings will include similar material - Head and neck patient care conference, held every Friday, reviews the standards of care in managing head and neck diseases. - The end-of-rotation presentation affords the student to opportunity to educate the service using basic science references as well as evidence based medicine on a topic of their choice.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Students perform at an outstanding and exceptional level for the criteria outlined in the evaluation plan. The end -of-rotation presentation is of very high caliber. Students also demonstrate steady and exceptional improvement over the course of the rotation. Students are informed at the beginning of the rotation that this is designed to be a grade of exceptional performance. Honors: Students performs at an excellent and steady level for the criteria outlined in the evaluation plan. The end -of-rotation presentation is of high caliber. Students also demonstrates improvement over the course of the rotation. Students are informed at the beginning of the rotation that this is the expected level of performance for this advanced subspecialty elective. Satisfactory: Students performs at an acceptable level for the criteria outlined in the evaluation plan, yet do not demonstrate excellent or exceptional activity in any of these criteria. The end-of-rotation presentation is acceptable. Students also demonstrates minimal improvement over the course of the rotation. Issues related to this performance level will be specifically discussed at the mid-point feedback session. Unsatisfactory: Students do not perform in an acceptable manner during the rotation by failing significantly in one or more of the listed criteria. Issues of poor attendance and lapses in professionalism will be critical appraised. Students performing at this level will be identified at the mid-point evaluation and a remediation plan will be set forth.