IU School of Medicine



Offers experience and familiarity with both office treatments and surgery. The student will have contact with all aspects of the specialty, including major head and neck surgery cases, diagnosis and treatment of hearing and equilibrium disorders, bronchoesophagology, pediatrics, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Savita Collins, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Memorial Hospital of South Bend, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend Clinic (South Bend)

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 (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The assessment methods include faculty observation of history and physical exams. Students will be asked to give oral presentations on history and physical exams including appropriate assessment and plans. The assessment will be conducted by the course director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-60

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Didactic

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870) Advanced notice required if student wants to take this elective in July or December.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None