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Department of

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

About the Program

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery medical education program provides outstanding opportunities for students to explore the field of Otolaryngology.

The clinical electives allow medical students to explore Otolaryngology as a possible career choice and learn about diagnosis and treatment of common head and neck diseases.

Senior medical students can advance their knowledge of Otolaryngology as it applies to specialties from pediatrics to neurosurgery.

Seniors interested in Otolaryngology as a career field benefit from working with the resident and faculty teams at the University of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Students interested in research will find willing co-investigators and mentors in basic and applied research in both the adult and children's fields.

Third-Year Specialty Clerkship

During the Otolaryngology Specialty Clerkship students will gain exposure to the wide range of ear, nose and throat diseases treated by the otolaryngologist. Each student will learn the appropriate history and examination techniques for head and neck diseases.

Students will learn the diagnosis and management of a variety of common otolaryngologic disorders, including otitis media, hearing loss, rhinitis, sinusitis, and cancer of the head and neck. In addition, specific otolaryngologic emergencies such as airway obstruction, epistaxis and facial trauma will be covered.

Students will participate in the day-to-day activities of the otolaryngologic team including inpatient and outpatient care and observe surgery. The experience will be divided between the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Fourth-Year Electives

The department continually offers fourth-year students both clinical and research based elective opportunities.

Reena Dhanda Patil, MD

Medical Student Program Co-Director
Reena Dhanda Patil, MD
Email: Reena Dhanda Patil, MD

Office: 513-558-4196
Fax: 513-558-5203

Catherine Hart, MD
Medical Student Program Co-Director
Catherine Hart, MD

Email: Catherine Hart, MD

Office: 513-558-4196
Fax: 513-558-5203

More Information 

For more information on Medical Student Education, please contact:

Emily Crocker
Medical Student Program Coordinator

University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
UC Health – Department of Otolaryngology
231 Albert Sabin Way – MSB 6503
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0528

Phone: (513) 558-4196
Fax:     (513) 558-5203
Email: emily.crocker@uc.edu