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LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital & Physician Office Center Morgantown, WV
PRECEPTOR: Adam Cassis, M.D.
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


Medical - Pediatric Otolaryngology
General Otolaryngology

The student may choose a Medical-Pediatric or a General Otolaryngology experience. Medical-Pediatric otolaryngology is oriented primarily to the clinic with limited hospital and operating room experience. The general otolaryngology experience will expose the student to the full practice of otolaryngology with clinic, emergency room, hospital, and surgical exposure. The student will participate in the management of common problems encountered in an academic practice of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Daily exposure to the entire spectrum of otolaryngologic practice is encouraged. Proficiency in diagnosing ENT problems, as well as recognizing complex problems that require referral will be gained. Exposure to common surgical procedures will be undertaken in order to allow the student to better understand the pathophysiology of many common ENT diseases. An introduction to Audiology and vestibular disease and testing is available. Decision making is encouraged and problem based learning is stressed.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Students will meet the preceptor or other otolaryngologist who will familiarize them with the basic equipment and examination used in everyday ENT practice. Active participation in clinics under the supervision of faculty is maintained. Time is allowed for students to study and participate in ward rounds. Students are encouraged to participate on rounds and in the care of in-house patients. Time will be made available with ancillary personnel (Audiology, Speech, and Allergy) for lectures and demonstrations. The student will be afforded the opportunity for a great deal of patient interaction and participation in the surgical suite.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Pre-Test; Textbook content; Post-test; Student Performance on rotation (ACGME Competencies).

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Kim Lanham, klanham@hsc.wvu.edu two weeks prior to rotation start date.