Medical Student Electives

About two weeks before your rotation with the Department of Otolaryngology, you will receive an email confirming the dates of your rotation along with contact information for your site and senior resident. If you have any questions please email Katelynn Jennings​.

Electives for Phase 1 and 2 Students

OTOL 6660 - Career Elective in OTOL
All terms
1.0 Credits
Course Directors, Dr. Adam Terella and Dr. Brook McConnell​

The Career Elective in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery will provide diverse sub-specialty clinical and operative exposure with physician specialists who diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.

  • Register for this course through OASIS.

Electives for Phase 4 Students

OTOL 8000 - Clinical Otolaryngology
4 weeks
Course Directors, Dr. Adam Terella and Dr. Brook McConnell​

Recommended for students considering an Otolaryngology career. This rotation offers in-depth clinical and operative exposure in all manner of head and neck diseases. This rotation is also useful for those pursuing a career in primary care to further hone head and neck exam and diagnostic skills. Drs. Terella and McConnell assign final grades. Acting Internship Rotation

Objectives:

  1. Participate in operative cases and clinical encounters relating to treatment of patients with head and neck diseases.
  2. Develop ability to perform a comprehensive head and beck physical examination.
  3. Improve clinical knowledge about head and back diseases.

Away Rotation Travel Grant:

We invite medical students who are pursuing otolaryngology residency in the 2020-2021 Match and who also identify as an underrepresented minority (as defined by the AAMC) to apply for an away rotation travel grant.  One applicant who meets criteria will be chosen by the resident education team to receive $1,000 toward travel and housing costs incurred during rotation. 

To qualify for the grant, applicants must:

  1. Submit a complete application through VSAS to participate in an away rotation at the University of Colorado in 2020.
  2. Submit a one (1) page personal statement describing why the applicant should be chosen to receive the travel grant. Personal statements are to be emailed to Dr. Cristina Cabrera-Muffly with the subject line “2020 Away Rotation Travel Grant”.

Selection for away rotation positions is anticipated to be completed by April 15, 2020. Once away rotations have been confirmed, the education team will select one grant recipient. We anticipate the grant notification to be completed by May 1, 2020.

OTOL 8100 - Elective Away 
4 weeks
Course Directors, Dr. Adam Terella and Dr. Brook McConnell​

This Otolaryngology elective may be held at a site in Colorado, another state, or internationally. 
Prerequisites: Required departmental approval one month prior to the start; additionally, international sites must be preapproved by Student Affairs and all arrangements made three months in advance.

Students are required to discuss course evaluations with individual instructor and ensure written evaluations are faxed to course coordinator at 303-724-1961. Drs. Terella and McConnell assign final grades.​

OTOL 8600 - Research In Otolaryngology
4 - 12 weeks
Course Director, Katie Rennie, PhD

This Otolaryngology elective will be held at a site in Colorado. Prerequisites: Prior approval from Associate Dean and course director required to register, and a completed application for research credit must be submitted three months prior to the start.

Students are required to discuss course evaluations with individual instructor and ensure written evaluations are faxed to course coordinator at 303-724-1961. Dr. Rennie assigns final grades. 

Objectives:

  1. Work in supervised environment to gain appreciation for research design, criticism and statistical analysis.
  2. Complete research project with potential to publish in peer-reviewed journal.


OTOL 8630 - Research Elective Away
2 - 8 weeks
Course Director, Katie Rennie, PhD

This Otolaryngology elective may be held at a site in Colorado, another state, or internationally. Prerequisites: Prior approval from Associate Dean and course director required to register, and a completed application for research credit must be submitted three months prior to the start; additionally, international sites must be preapproved by Student Affairs and all arrangements made three months in advance. 

Students are required to discuss course evaluations with individual instructor and ensure the written evaluation is faxed to course coordinator at 303-724-1961. Dr. Rennie assigns final grade.