Specialties - Southern Medical Association

SMJ Article | Perspectives

Presentation with Anosmia and Ageusia: Possible Hidden Carriers of COVID-19

Postviral olfactory loss is the second leading cause of loss of sense of smell (anosmia), accounting for up to 40% of adult cases,1 mostly middle-aged or older women.2 Influenza or common cold viruses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), account for 12% (10%–15%) of individuals with anosmia.3

Posted in: Disorders Of The Nose & Paranasal Sinuses1

SMJ Article | Perspectives

Otolaryngology: Breadth, Depth, Challenge, and Choice

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...

Posted in: Otolaryngology and Dental Medicine3

SMJ Article | Invited Commentary

Commentary on “Otolaryngology: Breadth, Depth, Challenge, and Choice”

In this issue of the Southern Medical Journal, Sataloff and colleagues take on the challenge of providing an “overview of modern otolaryngology” for medical students and medicalstudent advisors.1 After an introduction in which they astutely point out that many medical students matriculate at schools unassociated with academic otolaryngology programs, the...

Posted in: Otolaryngology and Dental Medicine3