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Medical School Clerkship

The Department consists of a several balanced fellowship programs. Select the specific fellowship you are interested in to view further information:

Medical Students Clinical Clerkship in General Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Course Type: Clinical Clerkship Department/Division: Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery Course

Faculty: Otolaryngology faculty

Description: This course gives students an introduction to the field of Otolaryngology. The student will learn the skills necessary to take an otolaryngologic history and perform a comprehensive head and neck examination. It provides a broad exposure to otolaryngologic pathology and will familiarize the student with outpatient and in-hospital otolaryngologic care.

Time is divided between the Head and Neck Service and the Otology/Neurotology Service. Students will participate in rounds, inpatient care, in the operating room, and the outpatient clinic. Patients will be discussed with the attending in order to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. The student will assist in patient workups and follow them during the hospital stay.

Availability/Duration: all year; 1 quarter or 4 weeks.

Prerequisite(s): none

Drop Period: 1 month

If you are a Johns Hopkins Medical Student interested in applying for a clerkship during your final year of medical school, please contact:

Ms. Patricia Thornton
601 N. Caroline Street, Suite 6210
Baltimore, MD 21287

If you are a Medical Student from another institution and are interested in applying for a clerkship during your final year of medical school, please review the Visiting Medical Student page for application procedures and forms.

Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clerkship Program for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students

The Department of Otolaryngology invite medical students who are members of underrepresented minority groups as defined by the AAMC and are interested in pursuing a career in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery to apply for mentoring clerkships at our institution.

Once accepted, mentorship is provided by Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery faculty members during the clerkship, as well as financial assistance (i.e., registration fee waiver, $500/month stipend towards housing). Clerkships are available throughout the year. Applications and transcripts must be submitted 3-6 months in advance of the desired elective. Clerkships are only available to medical student attending LCME approved U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and meet the AAMC definition of underrepresented minority groups.

Two types of clerkships are available:

  1. One-month clinical clerkship: a one-month clinical rotation in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery; students must be eligible to participate in clinical rotations at the home medical school.
  2. Three-month research/clinical clerkship: three-month clinical and/or research rotation in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Rotation structure based on individual student preference regarding clinical vs. research time; time may be all research or a combination of research with clinical time. However, the primary focus of the clerkship will be research. Open to any medical student following completion of at least one year of medical school education (students may apply for clerkships, with earliest start of clerkship summer M1-M2).

For application information, visit the School of Medicine's visiting student webpage and see application for clinical rotations.

Students who have participated in this program have matched in to competitive otolaryngology residency programs, as well as published scientific papers based on their research projects done at Hopkins.

For further information about the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Minority Student Mentoring Clerkship Program, please contact:

Sandra Lin, M.D.
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
601 N. Caroline St, #6254
Baltimore, MD 21287
Tel: 410-614-6243