Patient Care

  1. Perform accurate, thorough histories and physicals on patients in a timely fashion
  2. Determine appropriate diagnostic studies (laboratory, radiology, other) for individual patients in a problem-focused, cost-effective manner
  3. Develop a differential diagnosis for the patient’s complaint
  4. Initiate an appropriate management plan under the supervision of the faculty member
  5. Perform basic procedures without immediate faculty supervision
  6. Develop competency in the perioperative evaluation of otolaryngic patients, including appropriate preoperative testing, consultations, clearances and informed consent
  7. Competence in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common areas of otolaryngologic disease through clinical experience, educational conferences, and textbook/journal readings
  8. Become competent in the intra-operative preparation of the patient for laryngological, facial plastic, and head and neck procedures, including patient positioning, surgical prepping, case-specific instrumentation (microscope, etc.), pharmacologic prophylaxis, premedication, and airway concerns
  9. Acquire skills for intensive care and ward unit care of the postoperative and perioperative otolaryngology/head and neck surgery patient care
  10. Perform head and neck wound care, including debridement, dressing techniques, drainage procedures
  11. Assess emergent and inpatient consultations (ICU, floors, emergency department)
  12. Develop competence in determining which patients require immediate intervention (i.e. airway, bleeding, trauma, infection)
  13. Perform fundamental inpatient/outpatient procedures
  14. Understand the postoperative rehabilitation of head and neck patients including voice, speech, and swallowing restoration
  15. Recognize and treat head and neck surgical complications
  16. Become skillful in first-assistantship and resident surgeon in operative procedures
  17. Appropriately and efficiently manage the perioperative course of hospitalized and discharged patients, including routine and unexpected outcomes