u of u otolaryngologyWe have three different rotations in which medical students are welcome to participate.  After applying formally through the Student Affairs office, we will finalize the start date based on available rotations and your schedule requirements. Schedule requests will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and University of Utah student schedule requests are handled before applications from external students.

Research Preceptorship (SURG 7370) – This a research rotation for medical students of any year fromu of u otolaryngology University of Utah or other LCME-accredited institutions.  Students engage in full-time research in the field of otolaryngology under the direction of an established faculty mentor. They are not limited to choice of research project and are welcome to either participate in ongoing research in the division or in a clinical or basic science project of their own design approved and supervised by their mentor.  Students can earn credits toward graduation based on their research effort and year. 

MS3 clerkship rotation (SURG 7335) – This is a 2-week clinical rotation for University of Utah MS3s to get an in-depth understanding of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as a specialty.

MS4 clerkship rotation (SURG 7340) – This is a one-month clinical rotation on the Otolaryngology-HNS service intended for MS4s from University of Utah or other LCME-accredited institutions.  Students will be assigned to spend four weeks with one of our three clinical service teams: GOLD (general, otology, rhinology, facial plastics, laryngology); SILVER (head and neck surgery); PCH (pediatric otolaryngology). 

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These are both busy clinical rotations designed to immerse the medical student in various aspects of the Otolaryngology service and didactic activities (90% clinic/OR and 10% didactic).  These courses will provide continued learning in the specialty with basic knowledge and skills development in the areas of history taking, physical exam, clinical reasoning, procedures, and foundational pathophysiology for core diagnoses and presentations in this specialty. 

Visiting MS4 students interested in applying for the SURG 7340 clerkship rotation are encouraged to apply through VSAS. More information for visiting students and the application process can be found on the School of Medicine page.  For any additional questions, please contact our medical student coordinator, DeAnn Barfuss at deann.barfuss@hsc.utah.edu, or the course catalog under these rotation headings (SURG 7335, 7340, 7370). 

Underrepresented in Medicine Student Clerkship Grant

We are committed to promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at University of Utah.  It is well known that theu of u otolaryngology field of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery has historically lacked diversity. While some progress has been made, significant disparities continue to exist. We believe that our surgeons should be as diverse as the patients we serve and are committed to working toward that goal.  The Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at University of Utah is proud to offer a grant opportunity to support and encourage medical students who identify as underrepresented in medicine (URiM).  Students from LCME-approved medical schools in good academic standing are encouraged to apply.  This grant includes funding for travel and housing up to $2,500.  This is a separate grant application process - students will still need to apply for the SURG 7340 rotation through VSAS to secure their clerkship rotation.    

URiM categories include:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latinx
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Women
  • Other: please identify on application

If interested, please apply here.

Only complete applications will be considered.