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Curriculum Map

The list below outlines the facets of the Western OtoHNS CBME curriculum by rotation. The EPAs that are listed are those that are expected to be observed and achieved on those rotations. It is certainly possible that other relevant clinical encounters may take place on those rotations that can be put toward other EPAs that aren't explicitly part of the rotation, and this is to be encouraged when reasonable to do so. However, the listed EPAs are the clinical focus of the rotation for resident trainees.


Rotations


Head and Neck (HN)

2.1 Providing initial clinical assessment, investigation and development of a management plan for patients with acute upper airway obstruction

2.2 Assessing and providing initial management for patients with a deep neck space infection or peritonsillar abscess

2.4 Assessing and initiating investigations for adult and pediatric patients presenting with a neck mass

2.8 Participating in the peri-operative care of patients undergoing free flap reconstruction

2.9 Closing soft tissue defects, applying the concept of the reconstructive ladder

2.13 Identifying patients presenting with an anticipated difficult airway and preparing for initial management options

3.2 Managing an inpatient surgical service

3.5 Providing emergency surgical management for patients with acute airway problems

3.6 Performing surgical drainage of deep neck space infections in adult and pediatric patients (Junior)

3.7 Assessing and managing patients with non-neoplastic salivary disorders (Junior)

3.8a Assessing patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders (Junior)

3.8b Providing surgical management for patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders (Senior)

3.10 Assessing patients with facial paralysis, and providing recommendations for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options

3.17a Assessing patients with chronic airway obstruction (Junior)

3.17b Providing surgical management for patients with chronic airway obstruction (Senior)

3.18a Assessing patients with dysphonia (Junior)

3.18b Providing surgical management for patients with dysphonia (Senior)

3.19a Assessing and managing patients with mucosal squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (Junior)

3.19b Providing surgical management for patients with mucosal squamous cell carcinoma (Senior)

3.20a Assessing and managing patients with disorders of the thyroid glands (Junior)

3.20b Providing surgical management of uncomplicated patients requiring thyroidectomy (Senior)

3.21 Assessing and managing patients with disorders of the parathyroid glands (Senior)

3.22a Assessing and managing patients with neoplastic disorders of the salivary glands (Junior)

3.22b Providing surgical management of uncomplicated patients requiring a superficial parotidectomy (Senior)

3.23 Performing an open neck biopsy or excision of neck mass (Junior)

3.24 Assessing and managing patients with head and neck surgical defects (Senior)

Otology and Neurotology (ONO)

2.7 Assessing and providing initial management for patients with acute-onset hearing loss

3.10 Assessing patients with facial paralysis, and providing recommendations for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options

3.28 Assessing patients with tinnitus and providing initial management

3.29 Assessing adult and pediatric patients with hearing loss and providing an initial management plan, both surgical and non-surgical (Junior/Senior)

3.30 Assessing patients with balance disorder/vertigo and providing initial management plan both surgical and non-surgical (Junior)

Rhinology and Facial Plastics (RFP)

2.3 Assessing and providing basic management for patients with epistaxis

2.5 Assessing and providing comprehensive management for uncomplicated adult and pediatric patients with adenotonsillar disease

2.6 Assessing providing initial management for patients with nasal obstruction

2.9 Closing soft tissue defects, applying the concept of the reconstructive ladder

3.9 Assessing and managing adult and pediatric patients with sleep disordered breathing

3.13 Providing advanced surgical management for patients with epistaxis (Senior)

3.14 Assessing and managing patients presenting with rhinosinusitis

3.15 Assessing and managing patients presenting with sinonasal mass (Senior)

3.16 Assessing and managing patients with nasal obstruction and/or septal deformities (Junior)

3.24 Assessing and managing patients with head and neck surgical defects (Senior)

3.25 Assessing and managing patients with benign or malignant skin lesions of the head and neck (Junior/Senior)

3.26 Assessing and managing patients following facial trauma (Junior/Senior)

3.27 Assessing and managing patients regarding cervicofacial aesthetic surgery (Senior)

Pediatrics (PED)

2.2 Assessing and providing initial management for patients with a deep neck space infection or peritonsillar abscess

2.4 Assessing and initiating investigations for adult and pediatric patients presenting with a neck mess

2.5 Assessing and providing comprehensive management for uncomplicated adult and pediatric patients with adenotonsillar disease

3.2 Managing an inpatient surgical service

3.5 Providing emergency surgical management for patients with acute airway problems

3.6 Performing surgical drainage of deep neck space infections in adult and pediatric patients (Junior)

3.9 Assessing and managing adult and pediatric patients with sleep disordered breathing

3.11 Assessing and managing pediatric patients presenting with airway obstruction (acute or chronic) (Junior)

3.29 Assessing adult and pediatric patients with hearing loss and providing an initial management plan, both surgical and non-surgical (Junior/Senior)


Off Service


Plastic Surgery

2.10 Assessing and participating in the care of patients with maxillofacial trauma

Neurosurgery

2.11 Assessing, diagnosing, and initiating management of patients with head trauma

Anesthesiology

2.12 Providing basic airway management for ASA 1 or 2 patients with normal airway anatomy

2.13 Identifying patients presenting with an anticipated difficult airway and preparing for initial management options


Undefined


1.1 Assessing patients with Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery presentations

3.1 Providing post-operative management

3.3 Participating in (or leading) quality improvement initiatives to enhance the system of patient care

3.4 Developing and executing a research project

4.1 Providing after hours coverage for an Oto-HNS practice

4.2 Coordinating, organizing and executing the surgical day of Core procedures

4.3 Organizing and managing general Oto-HNS clinics

4.4 Participating in and/or leading educational or administrative activities

4.5 Monitoring one's own practice and performance for quality assurance and improvement

4.6 Developing a personal learning plan for continuing personal and professional development