IU School of Medicine



The students will accompany the doctor in clinics, surgery, and departmental didactic and patient conferences. Students will be asked to see and evaluate patients and come up with a treatment plan, and assist with endoscopic procedures or surgical procedures in accordance with their ability. A friendly rapport between students and the department furthers understanding. Call is not required.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Austin Bancroft, D.O.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: IU Health ENT Physicians Office (La Porte)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Identify, diagnose and treat disorders involving the head and neck (PC2)
  • 2) Demonstrate office examination, diagnostic testing and surgical intervention in commonly encountered areas of otolaryngology, including: general ENT 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 (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (students will be assessed based on direct observation, Case presentations, and topical preparations).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50 (7am-4:30pm T-F)

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators. Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561. or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: yes, the student will work in collaboration with nurses, medical assistance, physicians, pharmacists and OR staff.

Service Learning Included: None