Dalhousie University

Otolaryngology Clerkship Outline

During your experience in ENT there will be 2 types of teaching sessions. The formal sessions are mandatory for each student, and the informal sessions are not. These are, however, interesting sessions that will supplement your knowledge of otolaryngology and the residency program at Dalhousie.

Formal Sessions

  • Orientation session (Monday am)
  • Five lectures by Staff Otolaryngologists (spread through the surgery block)
  • Grand Rounds (Wednesday am)
  • Multidisciplinary Rounds (Wednesday am)

Informal Sessions

  • Cummings Rounds (Wednesday pm)
  • Resident teaching seminars (Wednesday pm)
  • Journal Club (monthly)

You will also be provided with a detailed schedule of clinics and ORs that you are to attend throughout the week.

Rotation schedules must be checked for the formal sessions that you will be scheduled to attend.

Staff Lecture Topics

  • Otolaryngologic and neck space infections
  • Hoarseness, dysphagia, and globus pharyngeus
  • Hearing loss, dizziness, and otitis media
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Audiology

On Call

Clerks will not be required to cover call. If the student wishes to join the residents in covering call, he/she may arrange it with the chief resident.


  • Primary Care Otolaryngology, (American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery)

This easy to read book will be given to students compliments of the AAO-HNS Foundation. It includes chapters on the common Otolaryngologic problems, with questions and answers at the end of each chapter.

More Information

A presentation is available for review of the clinical appearance of a variety of ENT problems. It may also be downloaded in a pdf format. Two slides per page, or six slides per page.



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