SELECT SIOTA - Inpatient Acting Internship
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: Rebecca Chiffer, M.D.
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Inpatient Acting Internship
SELECTIVE DIRECTORS: Rebecca Chiffer, M.D.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Amy Ray, 675.6262, Rm 9-203
LOCATION: University Health Hospital - Shreveport and VAMC - Shreveport
NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER 4 WEEK BLOCK: 3
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All except 6
COURSE CODE: SIOTA NON-LSUHSC STUDENTS: Yes, only from LCME-accredited institutions
Primary Goal of Selective
To acquire the specialty knowledge and skills necessary to function at the intern level on the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Service.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ELECTIVE
The student will participate as an active member of the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Service. They will see patients in clinic and, with supervision, be allowed to make therapeutic decisions. They may also assist in the operating room and gain experience in the pre and post-op care of the patient. Students will be exposed to all sub-specialties of Otolaryngology, including head and neck oncology, rhinology, facial plastic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, otology-neurotology, and laryngology. Depending on their area of interest, their 4 week rotation may be tailored by the course director to meet their specific interests. They will learn in detail the technique for a complete head and neck examination and gain a basis of interpreting some common audiologic and radiologic tests.
- To successfully perform a history and physical examination on 1 adult and 1 pediatric patient in the outpatient setting with >90% accuracy.
- To generate a 3 or more-item differential diagnosis for the aforementioned adult and pediatric patient
- To propose a reasonable assessment and plan for the aforementioned adult and pediatric patient
- To demonstrate an understanding of sinus disease by listing at least 2 components of the treatment of acute sinusitis
- To demonstrate a basic understanding of behavioral audiometry by identifying a conductive and sensorineural hearing loss when presented with an audiogram,
- To accurately outline the approach to an upper airway emergency in an adult and pediatric patient
- To accurately identify at least 2 anatomical landmarks in thyroidectomy surgery.
- To successfully perform a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopic exam under direct supervision.
- To successfully perform microscopic otoscopy under direct supervision.
- To successfully perform rigid endoscopy of the nasal cavity under direct supervision.
- To demonstrate mastery of surgical sterility principles by correctly scrubbing in to assist in the operating room.
- REQUIRED: To prepare and present a PowerPoint lecture on a specific topic of interest in Otolaryngology.The topic will be selected by the student and approved by the course director.
- tudents will be allowed to assist in the OR and also perform minor OR and clinic procedures under supervision of house staff and faculty.
- Students may take call as determined by the chief resident.
Resources for Learning:
Participating Faculty: LSUHSC Otolaryngology faculty
Texts: Baileys Book of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Cummings Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Weekly Didactics: Grand Rounds (Tuesday 7:00 am); Tumor Board (FWCC, Tuesday 1 pm); Otolaryngology COCLIA (Tuesday 2-4 pm)
Workshops: Temporal Bone Course when available/Anatomy course when available
Hands on Experience: OR and clinic procedures
Directed Readings: Preparation for weekly otolaryngology Tuesday didactic sessions (specific topics will depend of dates of elective rotation)
Self-Directed Learning: Depending on cases seen in clinic or in the hospital
Grade will be based on successful completion of the course specific objectives as well as attendance, punctuality and overall professionalism.