ENTIG – ENT Interest Group
|Co-Presidents||Bobby Frantz & Spencer Nichols|
Welcome to the ENT Interest Group!
The ENT interest group serves to promote educational interactions between medical students, ENT residents and attending physicians, allowing students to gain a greater insight into the field of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
What is the ENT Interest Group
Our group simply is the interest group for ENT Head and Neck Surgery. It exists to allow medical students to actively participate in surgery and clinical care under the guise of excellent residents and attending physicians. For example, last year, several 1st year students were able to perform a laryngoscopy on a willing resident.
Residencies & Fellowships
Most residencies are fully accredited programs that provide education and experience in surgery, inpatient and outpatient clinical care, basic sciences and research as relates to diseases of the head and neck. The practice of otolaryngology- head and neck surgery is an exciting one, as it involves aspects of medicine, pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and surgery, not to mention that it is the oldest specialty in U.S. medicine. It is a specialty inclusive of all age groups from newborns with congenital anomalies to the very aged with profound hearing losses or head and neck tumors. Many of those conditions treated by the otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon require periodic examinations with extended follow-up, so that the patient-physician relationship becomes more established. A typical ENT residency is 5 years with the first year being an intern year. Approximately 60/40 surgical/clinical days with most residents completing 3-6 months of research. Option to proceed to fellowship in any of the specialities listed above (additional 1-2 years). Most programs accept 1-5 residents per year.
The resident leadership of this group have displayed nothing less than an outstanding desire to have students not only shadow them, but also allow medical students to get involved in patient care. As of right now, students have the ability to contact several residents to see what the OR schedule is and attend surgery if possible. If a student is interested in these opportunities, the proper contact information will be provided.