College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Otolaryngology Elective

Title of Clerkship: Otolaryngology Elective 

Elective Type: Third Year Elective

Department: Surgery

Clerkship Site: 370 E Chicago St, Coldwater, MI

Course Number: ENTS 762

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1 

Faculty: Dr. Edward Jankowski

Elective Description/Requirements:
This clerkship is designed to expose medical students to common ear, nose and throat problems such as recurrent tonsillitis, otitis media, hearing loss, swallowing problems, hoarseness, dizziness, chronic ear disease, sinusitis, maxilla facial trauma, snoring, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Will spend time in Audiology/Speech Department.  May be assigned an independent project.     

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Demonstrate a surgical history and physical examination focusing on otolaryngology problems. (EPOs: PC-1, IPC-1, MK-1, MK-4, PC-6, PBL-2)
  2. Interpret audiogram, tympanogram, and sinus CT. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6, PC-7)
  3. Write a complete patient order including interpretation of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6, PC-7)
  4. Assist in minor procedures and in the operating room. (EPOs: PC-5)
  5. Develop treatment plans for common otolaryngology problems. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-6, PC-7)
  6. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. (EPOs: MK-1, MK-4, MK-6, MK-7, PC-1, PC-6, PC-7)

Professionalism:  UT/COMLS students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.  
Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests/use and interpretation
  3. Small group discussion
  4. Teaching rounds
  5. Ambulatory care experience

Evaluation Methods Employed: 

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Professional assessments
  3. Independent Project
  4. Attendance

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Yrs 1 & 2, and a passing score on USMLE Step 1.
Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D.
Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements: On call and other special requirements will be at the discretion of the preceptor and clerkship director.  The student will be required to be in the physician’s office during office hours each day unless otherwise specified by the preceptor.

ECC Approved
March 2023

Last Updated: 5/31/23