Medical Student Education


The Department of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School is dedicated to otolaryngology training at all levels, including the formative years in medical school.

Students in their third year at Harvard Medical School are assigned a one-week rotation at an otolaryngology service in one of the following Boston-area hospitals: Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center or Cambridge Health Alliance. The experience offers exposure to busy clinical practices in otolaryngology.


For medical students interested in a career in otolaryngology, a sub-internship offers exposure to the full range of subspecialties within otolaryngology. Sub-internships are a four-week rotation available for 4th year medical students at any of the hospitals in the Department. Daniel G. Deschler, M.D., F.A.C.S., coordinates medical student education at Mass. Eye and Ear. Sub-internships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are coordinated by Charles M. Norris, Jr., M.D. and Jayme R. Dowdall, M.D., and by Reza Rahbar, D.M.D., M.D., at Boston Children’s Hospital. These rotations are subject to space availability.

Medical students (including international applicants) interested in a sub-internship at one of the clinical sites of the Harvard Medical School Department of Otology and Laryngology may apply through the Registrar’s Office at Harvard Medical School.

For more information about sub-internships, please contact our ENT Education Office at 617-573-3654.