Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Medical Student Education

Current USF Dept of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Faculty Participation in USF College of Medicine Curriculum

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year lectures & rotations
  • Longitudinal clinical experience
  • Colloquium I & II
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Profession of Medicine
  • Audiology Student Rotation

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Medical Education Program provides outstanding opportunities for students to explore the field of otolaryngology.

The clinical electives allow medical students to explore otolaryngology as a possible career choice and learn about diagnosis and treatment of common head and neck diseases.

Senior medical students can advance their knowledge of otolaryngology as it applies to specialties from pediatrics to neurosurgery. Seniors interested in otolaryngology as a career field benefit from working with the resident and faculty teams at Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley Veterans Hospital.

Students interested in research will find willing co-investigators and mentors in basic and applied research in both children and adults.


The department offers medical students the following electives. Clinical electives include:

Visiting Students

Students from other universities can enroll for an away rotation at the University of South Florida. Guideline and application forms for visiting students are available through the USF College of Medicine Registrars Office.

For More Information

Course Directors:

K. Paul Boyev, M.D. (4th year student rotations)
Tapan A. Padhya, M.D. (3rd year student rotations)


Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of South Florida College of Medicine
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 73
Tampa, FL 33612

Education Coordinator:

Kayla Scott
Academic Services Coordinator
Phone: (813) 974-2406
Email: kmscott2@usf.edu