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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT ECOTO - Community Otolaryngology

Director(s): John Pang, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Amy Ray, 675.6262, Rm 9‐203

Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport; Overton Brooks VA Medical Center; Ochsner LSU   
Selective Available During Blocks: ALL
Course Code: ECOTO
Primary Goals of Selective:

                    To acquire specialty knowledge and skills relating to Otolaryngology - Head & Neck surgery, with a focus on care provided in an outpatient and community setting.


The student will rotate amongst various community-based Otolaryngology learning opportunities. The student will spend time at the V.A. Overton-Brooks Medical Center, the Ochsner LSU Health Asthma, Allergy & ENT Center (Ashley Ridge), and the Ochsner LSU Health St. Mary Medical Center (pending final approval). The student is expected to gain exposure to all aspects of ambulatory outpatient Otolaryngology. The rotation will be structured according the best learning opportunities available to the student.

Specific Objectives:

Become familiar with the ambulatory outpatient aspect of otolaryngology

To gain exposure to the different types of community settings in otolaryngology

To gain exposure to outpatient subspecialties within Otolaryngology including: General Otolaryngology, Rhinology, Otology, and Facial Plastic Surgery

To gain exposure to Otolaryngology outside of a tertiary care academic center

Gain exposure to Otolaryngology daycare surgery procedures

To gain exposure to the interaction between different types of providers in the outpatient otolaryngology setting (pulmonology, allergy & immunology, audiology, speech language pathology)

To gain exposure and familiarity with the different diagnostic techniques frequently used in an ambulatory settings

Gain familiarity with outpatient clinic procedures including flexible upper airway endoscopy, otoscopy, and micro-otoscopy (under direct supervision).

Resources for Learning:
Resources for Learning:


Participating Faculty: LSUHSC Otolaryngology

Texts: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - Clinical Reference Guide (Pasha)

Texts: Cummings Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery


             Grade will be based on successful completion of the course specific objectives as well as attendance, punctuality, and overall professionalism.

Offered: ALL