About medical student education

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery actively participates in the education of medical students. In addition to daily interactions, the department provides the following didactic lectures:

  • Two one-hour lectures to first-year medical students about the diseases of the ear (part of the Integrated Pathway Med 1 - Neuroscience)
  • Three one-hour lectures in Ambulatory Care Clerkship to third-year medical students about different aspects of otolaryngology (total of 18 lectures per year)
The department offers the below courses to both third-year and fourth-year medical students. 

Third-year medical students
  • Otolaryngology Selective (during Ambulatory Care Clerkship)
Fourth-year medical students
  • Comprehensive Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Adult Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Contemporary Comprehensive Care of Cancer Patient
  • Otolaryngology–Research
  • Away Elective in Otolaryngology
  • International Elective in Otolaryngology

Medical students interested in completing an away rotation with our department should apply through The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities.

The department faculty members also contribute to the educational activities of the medical students during other rotations, such as pediatrics.

Research opportunities for OSU medical students

There are several opportunities for Ohio State University medical students to participate in research in our department. More information can be found under our research pages. If you are interested in research with the Department of Otolaryngology, please contact Beth Miles-Markley or Jamie Wohrer.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Suite 4000
Columbus, OH 43212


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