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Elective courses within the Otolaryngology department are diversified to provide medical students advanced exposure to ENT treatments through both clinic and operating room settings. These courses are guided by the interests of the students and provide opportunities to experience the clinical settings at five hospitals and outpatient clinics in central Indiana. Through otolaryngology elective courses, students have the opportunity to work with neurotologists, head and neck surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, pediatric otolaryngologists, laryngologists, rhinologists, general otolaryngologists and microvascular reconstructive surgeons, exposing students to these subspecialties within ENT and increasing the student’s procedural skills for pathophysiologic problems of otolaryngology. Students also gain improved diagnostic skills, including fiber optic examinations, audiologic evaluations, and head and neck radiology. Students in these elective courses join faculty and residents in interdisciplinary conferences, such as aerodigestive, cochlear implant evaluations, pediatric and adult neuro-oncology, and head and neck tumor conferences. Students also join grand rounds lecture and didactic experiences. In addition to these elective courses, a research elective in ENT is also available.
Medical student research is an integral part of the otolaryngology educational experience. Faculty members value the opportunity to connect medical students interested in scholarship with research projects that suit their interests. Students have the opportunity to experience a wide array of clinical and research projects within the scope of otolaryngology. A research elective in ENT is available for students interested in otolaryngology-focused research.
Our Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery faculty members are vested in each student’s success. They actively provide informal mentorship to students interested in otolaryngology and will meet one-on-one to discuss how best to get into the field.
Visiting students must submit requests for rotation through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service. Located on the AAMC site under “Services,” the Visiting Student Application Service is an AAMC application designed for medical students to apply for senior electives at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals.