We 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.

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

SURG 7340 – This is a one-month clinical rotation on the Otolaryngology-HNS service intended for MSIVs 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). 

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. 

SURG 7370 – This a research rotation for medical students of any year from 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. 

Please note:  Due to COVID restrictions, only University of Utah medical students or those without a home Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery program will be allowed to participate in clinical rotations during the 2020-2021 year.