Otolaryngology Elective Clerkship

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology offers a four-week external rotation in otolaryngology. Medical students will participate in clinic, the operating room and the inpatient floor service. They will gain exposure to general otolaryngology and subspecialties including head and neck surgery, rhinology, laryngology, sleep, plastic reconstructive surgery, otology and pediatric otolaryngology. Students work one-on-one with faculty in clinic and with the resident team in the OR and on the inpatient floors.

We accept seniors from LCME-accredited or COCA-accredited medical schools only. The course number is SUR 759

All applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Have no preclinical or clinical failures
  • Have an intention to pursue a career in Otorhinolaryngology
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing residency training at Rush

As part of the application process, we request that students include the below information in an email to Sofia Gardanova.

1. Board Scores

  • Please list your USMLE Step 1 score

2. Statement of Interest

  •  Please briefly state your interest in applying for a visiting rotation in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Rush.

3. Please attach your CV and include all of your clinical clerkship grades thus far.

Applicants who are accepted for a rotation will then be asked to complete the online Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) in order to register the course with Rush Medical College. Of note, do not apply to VSAS unless you have been notified of acceptance for a rotation.

All students must have proof of adequate immunizations and proof of adequate malpractice insurance. This information will be required to be submitted with your VSAS documentation.

We begin accepting applications April 1, 2019. You must notify us within two weeks of acceptance if you would like to accept or decline our offer. All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon availability.

If you are a prospective otolaryngology residency applicant, at the program director’s discretion, an offer to interview at the end of your rotation experience may be offered.

More information for visiting students can be found on Rush Medical College’s visiting student page.

If you have questions regarding your application please contact our program manager, Sofia Gardanova.