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Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Medical Student Elective

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Elective Overview

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The Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine offers clinical electives and selectives for medical students interested in otolaryngology. Clinical rotations allow students considering a residency in otolaryngology to assist and learn from faculty and current residents at two of the six hospitals that are part of the Baylor otolaryngology residency program: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Two-Week Elective

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MEOTO-200 – This elective is an introduction to clinical otolaryngology. Students will spend two weeks at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the otolaryngology residency program acquainting themselves with the logic of diagnostic investigation and understanding the thought process involved in treatment decisions as well as the basic mechanisms of neurosurgical disease.

Credits: 2.0
Elective Director: Sunthosh Sivam, M.D.

 

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Selective

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Otolaryngology: MCOTO – Current Baylor students are integrated into the daily workflow of the Otolaryngology team – including outpatient clinics, inpatient and emergency room care and the operating room experience. Formal lectures are provided in an online pre-recorded format in Blackboard, which supplements the daily didactic teaching by residents and faculty.

Credits: 2.0
Selective Director: Sunthosh Sivam, M.D.

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Visiting Students

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Baylor College of Medicine is not accepting visiting students during the coronavirus pandemic but intends to resume having visitors as soon as it is practicable.

Students who are interested in participating as a visiting sub-Internship should submit applications through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Please review Baylor's Institution Overview on VSAS for important information. Applicants are encouraged to include as much detail as possible regarding their educational achievements (USMLE scores, CV, clerkship grades, etc.) Please note that our sub-internship is classified under the MEOTO-503 elective in VSAS.

All students (Baylor and visiting) MUST follow the Baylor rotation calendar. Students should only apply to blocks if they know that they will be able to attend the full rotation according to Baylor’s Academic Calendar.

Visiting medical students may contact Program Coordinator Thembi Thomas with your name and preferred rotation dates as advance notice. Inquiries also should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.

All visiting medical students are required to attend Visiting Student Orientation on the first day of the clinical elective rotation. No exceptions. This orientation begins promptly at 9 a.m.