All students should have

  • An otoscope pocket flashlight

  • Tongue blades

  • Access to standard pediatric otolaryngology texts, such as Bluestone and Stool, etc.

  • Access to standard otolaryngology texts, such as Cummings and/or Bailey

Texts may be read in the department library or the Brickell Library.

  • All students must attend daily conferences and lectures as indicated on the schedules. An attendance roster will be circulated.

  • Students taking OTO404 must make afternoon rounds with the residents or contact them in order to receive patient assignments. This will enable the student to read about the cases and perform pre-op examinations where indicated.

  • PLEASE introduce yourself to the attending staff member in the operating room. There are many new faces in the operating room each day and sometimes it is not possible to know who the new students are at the beginning of each rotation.

  • Please use this link to access a copy of the “Primary Care for Otolaryngology” booket. You are responsible for reading this short text and will be given a short-answer, closed book test, based on this text on the last day of your rotation. 

  • Please read chapters 5 and 17 in the “Primary Otolaryngology” text before the first day of your rotation.

Please read the following articles prior to the first day of your rotation.

Please review the following handouts

You should receive an email from Kelly Sylvester, prior to your rotation.  This email will instruct you to contact the Head and Neck Surgery Chief Resident.  He/She will instruct you where to report on the first day of the rotation.  Appropriate dress and lab coats are required during office hours.

*Failure or refusal to comply with the student responsibilities will result in a failing grade.


Kelly Sylvester
Residency Coordinator
(757) 388-6229
(757) 388-6241 fax