Course Catalog

Department OTOLARYNGOLOGY Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Elective, Other AI-Ambulatory, Surgery AI-Inpatient, Elective AI Facility UAB Medical Center
Course Director ERIN JAYNE PARTINGTON BUCZEK, MD Enrollment Limit 4
Contact ALICE HUDSON RHODES Enrollment Minimum 1
Email Address FOT 1155, zip 0012
Phone (205) 801-7801 Fax (205) 801-7802
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 18-21, 22-25, 28-31, 32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 45-48, 49-52
Prerequisites Successful completion surgery clerkship. 
Visiting Students
Accepts students from US LCME accredited schools.
Accepts students from osteopathic schools.
Course Description Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery exposes students to all major areas of our specialty including otology, rhinology, laryngology, aesthetic surgery, tumor surgery, laser surgery, and endoscopic evaluation of the upper aerodigestive tract. The purpose of this clinical course is to provide the medical student with direct patient care responsibility for evaluating clinical problems related to the head and neck. Students will participate in clinical evaluation of patients as well as in the surgical care. Emphasis is placed on skill development and performing a thorough examination of the head and neck, including the use of specialized techniques for laryngeal examination. The student will also become familiar with basic audiological evaluation of patients with hearing disorders. Students are generally assigned to one week on each of the following services: Head and Neck, Otology, General Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Where To Report FOT 1155, Alice Rhodes, 205-801-7919.
Requirements Students are required to take call duties one night per week and should schedule their call time with the on-call resident. Students are expected to adhere to all Duty Hour Requirements. The student will accompany the resident and perform only those duties within his/her scope of training. Academic activities will include a series of scheduled lectures and conferences. Students will be expected to participate in the Tuesday Morning Conference. Students will be required to do a short (5-10 minute) presentation on a topic of interest during Tuesday Morning Conference.
Evaluation Pass/Fail with written comments
Notes *IMPORTANT* Information for Visiting Students Only – Visiting students will interview with our faculty while on this rotation and should consider this their interview for residency.

If this course reaches full capacity you may contact Dr. Buczek ( for approval to enroll.