Medical Student Program

Dear Medical Students,

Your rotation through Otolaryngology begins on Monday, October 29, 2012.

  1. People
    1. Clerkship Director:  Dr. Jose Manaligod
    2. Clerkship Coordinator:  April Thompson
    3. Resident assignments:  I will assign you to a second or third year.  That information is included in this e-mail.  You must contact your assigned resident by email or pager to find out where and your resident wants to meet.  It is our expectation that you are present; therefore, it is your responsibility to confer prior to rotation.  Please note that this is a new policy. 
  2. Places
    1. Otolaryngology Clinic: Pomerantz Family Pavilion- second floor
    2. DEO conference room: 21156 PFP
    3. Alumni conference room: (21271 PFP)
    4. Floor with adult patients: SICU, 3 John Pappajohn West, Peds patients in PICU, NICU, 2 John Colloton
  3. Scheduled events
    1. Daily AM and PM Rounds on inpatients with residents including first day on rotation
    2. 8:30 a.m. on first Monday of rotation (except when there's a holiday or otherwise specified) meet in DEO conference room for a orientation
    3. 7:00 am on second Monday: resident led didactics in Alumni conference room
    4. 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays: Grand Rounds in Alumni conference room
    5. 6:00 a.m. Friday: Tumor Board
    6. 1:30 PM on second Friday of rotation: examination
    7. Discuss morning schedule with resident.  It is absolutely your responsibility to determine where and when rounds are going to start and whom you should see.  Page the resident or email.  Please remember residents are busy and if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. 
    8. Overnight Call: the call schedule will be determined at orientation.  You will sign up for one weekend day/night or one weeknight during your rotation.  When you take a weeknight call, you leave at noon the following day.  Friday is considered a weekday.
    9. Lectures: You have a schedule and one is in the resident's office (behind the Alumni Conference Room).  If you find yourself waiting for a lecturer for more than ten minutes, please contact me, so that I may page the lecturer and verify that she/he is available.  I will text page or email for rescheduling.
    10. Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) 4th floor PFP.  OR and locker access has been arranged for you. Please contact Barbara Lee at 3-7517 or Kathy Escher at 6-3974 regarding ASC access in 41103 PFP.  Bring your badge for identification
    11. A VA rotation is part of the Oto rotation as long as there are enough students in the rotation.  Sue Elthon chooses student(s) assigned to the VA.  I give Sue the names of the med students and she tells me who to assign to the VA prior to start of rotation.  That way they can get your orientation scheduled and computer access cleared.  As a result, we only allow students assigned to the VA to switch to another team when circumstances are unusual and Dr. Manaligod approves.
  4. Learning materials
    1. Read FCP IV lecture notes prior to beginning the clerkship as they cover much important information.
    2. The required textbook is Primary Care Otolaryngology 3rd Edition, provided at orientation. There is no charge for the book, and it is yours to keep.  It is very important to read this book critically, as most of the test questions come directly from the text.
  5. Absences
    1. Please provide documentation to me of the time and place of any residency interviews scheduled during your Oto clerkship. 
    2. Please inform me of any other planned absences during your rotation. 
    3. If you become ill during the rotation, please call me or send me an email and inform your resident that you will be absent.
  6. Grades
    1. Posted four weeks after your rotation
    2. Results sent to the Dean's Office and they will have copies of your evaluations as well.  You can also view your evaluation online at
  7. Miscellaneous/ Helpful hints
    1. Please note that eye protection is required in the OR.  If you do not have your own, it is available in the OR.
    2. Please carry your pagers, in the event a lecture cancels, I will be paging you to let you know.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact, Dr. Manaligod or myself at any time.  We hope that you find the rotation helpful in enhancing your medical knowledge and in augmenting your ability to care for future patients.

Thank you.

April Thompson