For medical students looking for a more in-depth experience to prepare themselves for residency, the department offers a subinternship in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. This four-week elective is typically spent on our Blue (head and neck), Maize (combined general ENT/laryngology/rhinology/facial plastics), otology, and pediatric otolaryngology services. The rotation also offers the opportunity to concentrate in a particular subspecialty (e.g. head and neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngology, rhinology/sinus surgery, anterior skull base surgery, otology/neurotology) for the entire rotation.
Students should expect to do a case or other assigned presentation while on service and attend the didactic and case conferences of their assigned service. Students should also expect to take call twice during the rotation.
In addition to those students preparing for a career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, this immersion might also be useful for future dermatologists (a whole month focusing on facial plastics and reconstructive surgery), neurosurgeons (skull base surgery), pediatricians/family practice (pediatric otolaryngology), and general surgeons (head and neck surgery and endocrine surgery). An experience at the Ann Arbor V.A. is also possible. The subinternship is open to both U-M medical students and visiting medical students.