Perspectives

Otolaryngology: Breadth, Depth, Challenge, and Choice

Authors: Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, Brian J. McKinnon, MD, MPH

Abstract

Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery (ORL-HNS) is not only one of the most competitive disciplines for students seeking residency, but it also is one of the most complex, challenging, and flexible fields in medicine, especially in surgery. Unfortunately, with only 106 accredited allopathic otolaryngology residency programs and 179 accredited medical schools, many medical students have little or no exposure to otolaryngology and many of their faculty advisors in other disciplines are not sufficiently familiar with the scope of the field to provide knowledgeable counseling for students who may be well suited to otolaryngology careers.
Posted in: Otolaryngology and Dental Medicine2

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