Medical Students

This experience provides a comprehensive overview of the specialty of Otolaryngology. You will gain a better understanding of Otolaryngology as a surgical specialty and learn about patient care you will encounter in general 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.

We offer four subspecialty courses that can be taken in years MS3 and MS4.

OTOL 7200 Introduction to Otolaryngology

OTOL 7501 Otolaryngology acting Internship

OTOL 7550 Orthopaedic Surgery and Otolaryngology for the Primary Care Provider

OTOL 7503 Otolaryngology research

The program accepts MS1 and MS2’s for half day shadowing in the UMMC clinics and limited research opportunities. Please email otoed@umn.eduif you would like more information on the application process for any of our courses.   

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.