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Department of Otolaryngology Elective Catalog Otolaryngology Elective

Otolaryngology Elective

Preceptor: Max April, MD
Course Code: 11-01
Contact: Rosanna Gutierrez
Telephone: 212-263-6344
Email: rosanna.gutierrez@nyulangone.org

Prerequisites: Any One Core Clerkship. Must be currently enrolled in the final year and in good academic standing at an LCME-accredited medical school. Must be compliant with AAMC immunization requirements.


Students will actively participate in all aspects of patient care at their respective hospitals. This will include daily working rounds, teaching rounds, out-patient clinical experience, in-patient care and assisting in the operating room. The senior residents and attending staff will provide supervision and various weekly conferences should be attended. Experience is provided in head and neck oncology, otology and neurology, pediatric otolaryngology, endoscopy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and additional aspects of general otolaryngology. All students will be taught how to perform a thorough head and neck examination, including minor endoscopy and the use of fiberoptic instruments. Management of otolaryngologic emergencies, including acute upper airway obstructions will be presented in virtual conference, and recordings are available for review on Brightspace.

Objectives of the Elective

The student will be taught how to perform a thorough physical examination of the head and neck. The management of otolaryngologic emergencies, especially upper airway obstruction, will be reviewed. The evaluation of the otolaryngology—head and neck patient with subsequent treatment alternatives will be discussed. A varied operating room experience will be provided at both hospitals, and a clinic experience will also be available at Bellevue.

Key Responsibilities of the Elective

  1. The student will attend daily patient working rounds, teaching rounds, specialty conferences, and out-patient clinics.
  2. The student's assistance will be required for in-patient care and operating room procedures.
  3. The student has the option of observing faculty office practice situations.

Didactic Program

The student is encouraged to attend and participate in all departmental conferences: weekly Otolaryngology Grand Rounds on Mondays, Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Tumor Board conference on Tuesdays, monthly Patient Safety & Quality Improvement (PSQI), monthly Facial Paralysis & Reanimation Center Patient Conference, and monthly Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Case Conference.

Method of Evaluation

Students are evaluated by the attending physician staff with the assistance and input from the senior residents.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All Year
Report To: 7:15 a.m. Rounds, Bellevue Hospital 7N, or page the on-call resident
Students Per Period: 6
Duration: 4 Weeks

Note: For this elective, visiting student applications will be processed through AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. The VSLO Application Service (aka VSAS) enables students to browse and apply for this elective.