Diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck are presented in inpatient and outpatient otorhinolaryngology. The importance of understanding the anatomical structures for comprehension of examination, diagnosis, and treatment is emphasized.

OTOR 901.  Subinternship in Otolaryngology.  4 Credits.     

The objective of this clerkship is to provide students with advanced experience in otolaryngology. Students will be assigned to the Otolaryngology Service at KUMC. Students will participate in the management of common ENT conditions in a role similar to that of a resident. Clinical work will be supplemented by conferences and other educational activities. This clerkship fulfills the Subinternship Selective requirement.

OTOR 911.  Advanced Otorhinolaryngology.  3-4 Credits.     

Through in-service training experiences the student will be taught to assess otolaryngological disorders using advanced and relatively sophisticated techniques. Instruction will be provided on the screening of hearing and in basic principles of acoustics, the vestibular system and psychoacoustics. Instruction will be provided in those areas where the interaction of the otolaryngologist and the general physician can best be utilized to the advantage of the patient. The objectives of this course are to acquaint the student with basic clinical otolaryngology and, in addition, the surgical aspect of the specialty. Participation in the operating room is emphasized along with inpatient and outpatient experience. Prerequisite: Medical Basic Sciences.

OTOR 915.  Research Problems in Otorhinolaryngology.  4 Credits.     

This course will provide the interested student with laboratory or clinical research experience for problems related to otorhinolaryngology. The student may pursue an independent research problem or participate in a project currently under investigation by a staff member. A faculty mentor must be identified PRIOR TO submission and approval of this elective by the Otolaryngology Department. All projects must be reviewed and approved by the mentor at least two months in advance of the intended start date. The objective of this course is to generate data suitable for publication or presentation at the Student Research Forum. Prerequisite: Special arrangement with faculty mentor.

OTOR 916.  Ambulatory Specialties Selective in Otolaryngology.  2 Credits.     

The objectives of this two week selective course will be to expose the fourth year medical student to clinical and surgical aspects of otolaryngology head and neck surgery. A list of skills and procedures to be observed will be provided. The student will be asked to have this checked off by either a faculty member or Otolaryngology resident. Students will also be required to complete modules covering the head and neck examination and ENT-specific pathology through content generated by the Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery directed for primary care training.