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Department: MEOTO-Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Course: 503-Clin. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Course Director: Kathleen Kelly Gallagher, M.D.
Course Faculty: John K. Jones, M.B.B.S.,Carla Marie Giannoni, M.D.,Susan A. Eicher, M.D.,Jeffrey Thomas Vrabec, M.D.,Daniel Charles Chelius, Jr., M.D.,Kathleen Kelly Gallagher, M.D.,,Julina Ongkasuwan, M.D.,Alex Daniel Sweeney, M.D.,Mas Takashima, M.D.,Binoy Mathew Chandy, M.D.,Deidre Larrier, M.D.,Nelson Liou, M.D.,Vlad Sandulache, M.D., Ph.D.,Nadia Mohyuddin, M.D.,Mary Frances Musso, D.O.,Karina Canadas, M.D.,Matthew Sitton, M.D.,Tiffany Raynor, M.D.,Ronald Vilela, M.D.,Yi-Chun Liu, M.D.,Andrew Sikora,Ellis Mir Arjmand, Ph.D.,Kenneth Wayne Altman, Ph.D.,Andrew Huang,Krista Lee Olson, M.D.,Douglas W. Appling, M.D.,Donald T. Donovan, M.D.,Robert B. Parke, M.D.
Elective Location: BTGH,OTHR,VAMC
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 4
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine and Surgery
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Yes Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: 4 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Rounds on 2 weekends Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective is designed to acquaint the student with the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases of the head and neck.
Learning Activities
The student will work with the residents and faculty at The Methodist Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Ben Taub General Hospital or Veteran's Affairs Medical Hospital. Time will be split between the ambulatory clinics, operating room, and inpatient consults at the various institutions. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in the diagnosis and initial management of disorders such as head and neck cancer, ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, phayngitis, dysphagia, cough, speech disorders, voice changes, neck masses, thyroid nodule, and facial paralysis. The student is expected to do one 10 minute presentation on a topic of his or her choice at the end of the rotation.
Evaluation Methods
Verbal feedback will be given at the midpoint and end of the rotation. Input from the faculty and residents will be collated and summarized on an evaluation form that will be returned to the Registrar's office.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Neurosensory Building 3B
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Ayde Trejo
Contact Phone: 713-798-7217
Contact Fax: 713-798-5078
Contact Location: Neurosensory Suite 302

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