IU School of Medicine



The course objective is to offer experience and familiarity primarily oriented around office, diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the head and neck. Opportunities will exist for observation and participation in both office examination, diagnostic testing, and surgical intervention in all areas of otolaryngology including: general ENT surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck oncology, nasal and sinus surgery, nasal allergy treatment, otologic surgery, balance disorders, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and sleep disorders.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops:

Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Paul Porter, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: ENT Associates (IUSM - Fort Wayne)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive head and neck exam (PC1)
    2. Demonstrate and document an accurate history focused in the head and neck (PC1)
    3. Develop a differential diagnosis and treatment options for common head and neck disorders (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The student will be evaluated base on observation of patient, peer and directors direct interaction. Verbal presentations and case reviews will be done daily. Faculty discussions will be done daily)

Enrollment Information


3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224. or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731). Enrollment needs director's approval.     THIS COURSE REQUIRES A 2 MONTH NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE ELECTIVE MONTH TO DROP OR ADD.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None