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Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools

Vincent Wu, Joobin Sattar, Jason A Beyea.

Abstract
Background: Ear, nose and throat diseases can account for nearly 50% of primary care physician visits. This study aimed to evaluate the current state of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OtoHNS) teaching within Canadian medical schools.

Method: Undergraduate OtoHNS course directors from all 17 Canadian medical schools were invited to participate in this cross-sectional study. The survey contained 41 questions, and evaluated both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the undergraduate OtoHNS curriculum.

Results:Ten schools completed the survey; 59% response rate. Ninety percent of schools reported a dedicated pre-clerkship OtoHNS curriculum, with an average of 24.2 hours spent (SD 16.8, range 6 to 50 hours). During clerkship, a rotation in OtoHNS was offered across all schools, but only mandated in two. Teaching modalities such as simulation and web-based modules were frequently used. One of the major barriers to achieving the ideal curriculum was identified as lack of dedicated time for OtoHNS.

Conclusion: There appears to be a discrepancy in dedicated OtoHNS curricular time, especially during clerkship as reflected by mandatory rotations in only 20% of schools. The usage of simulation and web-based modules may serve to reduce this discrepancy, and enhance the learning experience for all undergraduate medical students.

Key words: Key Words: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, ENT, Medical School, Curriculum


 
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Wu V, Sattar J, Beyea JA, . Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . J Contemp Med Edu. 2020; 10(3): 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200


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Wu V, Sattar J, Beyea JA, . Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . http://www.jcmedu.org/?mno=77798 [Access: April 20, 2020]. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200


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Wu V, Sattar J, Beyea JA, . Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . J Contemp Med Edu. 2020; 10(3): 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200



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Wu V, Sattar J, Beyea JA, . Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . J Contemp Med Edu. (2020), [cited April 20, 2020]; 10(3): 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200



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Wu, V., Sattar, J., Beyea, J. A. & (2020) Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . J Contemp Med Edu, 10 (3), 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200



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Wu, Vincent, Joobin Sattar, Jason A Beyea, and . 2020. Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, 10 (3), 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200



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Wu, Vincent, Joobin Sattar, Jason A Beyea, and . "Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools ." Journal of Contemporary Medical Education 10 (2020), 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200



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Wu, Vincent, Joobin Sattar, Jason A Beyea, and . "Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools ." Journal of Contemporary Medical Education 10.3 (2020), 87-93. Print. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200



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Wu, V., Sattar, J., Beyea, J. A. & (2020) Current State of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Teaching in Canadian Medical Schools . Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, 10 (3), 87-93. doi:10.5455/jcme.20191212065200





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