Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Medical Student Education
NYU Langone’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery offers medical students an overview of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the head and neck. Rotations provide experience in our clinics, operating rooms, conferences, and private offices as part of elective courses and subinternships in stage three and stage four of our MD degree curriculum.
During otolaryngology—head and neck surgery rotations, you participate in patient care as part of the resident team, observing and assisting resident and attending physicians with their duties. You complete morning and evening rounds with the house staff and attend weekly grand rounds and resident teaching conferences.
As a student in stage four rotations, you are expected to demonstrate your ability to take a patient history; perform an ear, nose, and throat exam; form an assessment; and develop a patient treatment plan under the supervision of a resident or an attending physician, or both.
In the elective rotations, you complete a one-week rotation at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, and a one-week rotation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. In subinternship rotations, you complete a two-week rotation at Bellevue and a two-week rotation at Tisch Hospital, or a two-week rotation at Bellevue and one week each at Tisch Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. As part of your rotations at Bellevue, you are expected to prepare and present a short presentation on an otolaryngology-specific topic during morning rounds with the attending physician.
Your performance is regularly evaluated by your chief residents as well as the attending physicians. To earn a grade of “honors,” you must complete all clinical assignments and receive that grade from the chief resident and Max M. April, MD, director of medical student rotations in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.
How to Apply for Elective and Subinternship Rotations
Medical students who wish to complete elective or subinternship rotations in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery must send their CV and United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 scores, as well as an indication of which month you wish to start the rotation (provide first and second choices) to Dieann Sangster, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are assigned to a rotation schedule and hospital on a first-come, first-served basis. For the best chances of being assigned to a July, August, or September rotation, please apply no later than May.
NYU School of Medicine students receive their rotation schedule and hospital assignment via email. If you have not received a rotation schedule before your starting date, please contact Ms. Sangster at 212-263-6344.
Visiting medical students receive instructions regarding rotation schedule and hospital assignment on their arrival day. Learn more about the application process and access other important information for visiting medical students.