Sep 19, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[25 Hours]
The ENT Head & Neck Cancer Elective is a course designed for second year medical students to provide specialized care to patients with different ENT pathologies and head and neck neoplasms. Students will be afforded the opportunity to interact with faculty and residents while participating in clinical interactions and procedures within the Department of Otolaryngology. We will emphasize exposure to head and neck cancer patients. The course objectives are to give students early exposure to patient care and clinical medicine as well as specific surgical sub-specialty exposure to the filed of Otolaryngology and nuances of work up and diagnosis of common otolaryngologic conditions, with emphasis on head neck cancers. Students will also have the opportunity to gain exposure to ENT faculty and residents to afford opportunities for mentorship and clinical research. Each student in the course is required to attend three half-days of clinic and three half-days in the operating room. All clinical activities will take place at University Medical Center. Additionally, participating students will have the option to participate in Otolaryngology Department’s Cancer Buddies program, an elective which pairs students with patients undergoing active treatment for head and neck cancer to provide additional support during treatment. Students participating in the Cancer Buddies program will also be awarded SLE (Service Learning Elective) hours for their effort. Students in the ENT Head & Neck Cancer Elective will be evaluated by the LSU SOM faculty on a Pass/Fail scale, to include all course responsibilities such as individual patient encounters, completion of reading assignments, and their level of engagement in small group sessions.