Medical Students

This experience provides a comprehensive overview of the specialty of Otolaryngology. You will gain a better understanding of what Otolaryngology entails as a surgical specialty and learn about the common things you will encounter you in your practice, especially as a primary care physician as many outpatient visits include ENT concerns, particularly in pediatrics.

You will gain hands-on experience in the field of Otolaryngology, working with top physicians in the field at one of five training sites around the Twin Cities.

For more information about this clerkship watch our overview video, contact Sacha Brueggemann at, or visit the clerkships page on the Medical Education site.

Assigned Readings

Medical students taking clinical rotations in Otolaryngology are expected to:

Medical students should read Primary Care Otolaryngology, answer the questions at the end of each chapter, and ask residents and faculty any questions necessary to clarify those answers.

Additionally, students should utilize the American Academy of Otolaryngology educational program COOL (Clinical Otolaryngology Online). Students are allowed to include virtual cases reviewed through COOL in their case logs.

You're encouraged to view interactive lectures on the following topics:

  • Epistaxis
  • Hoarseness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Otitis Media
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Adult Neck Mass
  • Thyroid

General Otolaryngology textbooks

Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Otolaryngology (LANGE CURRENT Series), Third Edition, by Anil Lalwani, 2011.

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, Third Edition, by Raza Pasha, 2010.

Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery: An Illustrated Colour Text, Third Edition, by Ram Dhillon and Charles East, 2006.

ENT Secrets, Third Edition, by Bruce Jafek and William Murrow, 2004.

Essentials of Otolaryngology (Lucente, Har-El, et al., editors) 2003.

Deweese and Saunders’ Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Schuller, Schleuning, editors) 1994.