ENTIG – ENT Interest Group


Co-Presidents  Emma Djabali & Shreya Chidarala
Co-Treasurers John Sykes & Lee Bowman
Faculty Advisor Dr. Deepa Danan

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 specialties listed above (additional 1-2 years). Most programs accept 1-5 residents per year.

Shadowing Opportunities

The UF ENT Department is eager to have students shadow them! Please contact ENT faculty or residents who you are interested in shadowing, and they can help arrange that with you.

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