Welcome to our service. It is my hope that you find this rotation not only useful for your education but user friendly as well. We recognize that it can be difficult to fully integrate you into the flow of our service during such a short rotation and that many of our surgical procedures are difficult to observe; I apologize for that. Nevertheless, we believe that because many ENT problems are common problems, often initially evaluated and treated in pediatric, internist, or family medicine offices, it is very important to see how these problems are managed when they become more severe and require specialty care. Please call me if you have any questions.

Charles Woods, MD
Curriculum Coordinator
Pager: 315 467-1488

Curriculum Requirements

  • Operating room—Observe surgical procedures and "scrub in" when possible. Be prepared for cases by studying the relevant anatomy beforehand; if necessary, bring resource materials, such as a surgical atlas, to the OR. I highly recommend the everyone observe a tracheostomy if possible.
  • Clinic—Three half-days spent in the clinic are required. This will primarily consist of shadowing attendings and residents. When possible, you will evaluate patients independently and present the patient to the attending or resident.
  • Evening Rounds—Contact the chief or senior resident each afternoon. Participation is required unless this interferes with your afternoon lectures.
  • Consults—Evaluate inpatient and emergency room consults with the team as they occur throughout the week.
  • Grand Rounds/Conferences—Head and Neck Tumor Board meets at 5:00 pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Department conference room at the CWB. Basic Science Lecture is every Tuesday at 5:00 PM in the conference room; on Tuesdays when Head and Neck Tumor Board is held, the conference begins at 4:00 p,. Grand Rounds is held every Wednesday at 7:00 am in the University Hospital 6th floor lecture hall. This is followed by a subspecialty conference/lecture or Morbidity and Mortality Conference in the department conference Room.
  • Powerpoint Presentation—A presentation is given to the Upstate service at the end of the week on a subject to be decided by senior or chief resident.
  • Lectures—Otolaryngology lectures are given as part of the general Surgery Clerkship lecture schedule.