Pediatric otolaryngology fellows are assigned to be back up on-call from home every sixth night for six months. The fellows provide back up for the physician assistants who take the primary call. Primary call is shared by the pediatric ENT physician assistants and the rotating ENT residents. There is no primary call for the pediatric otolaryngology fellow. A call room is available.
The pediatric otolaryngology fellow leads morning and evening rounds. An attending physician rounds with the team daily on all inpatient otolaryngology patients and new consults.
The pediatric otolaryngology fellow is the leader of the team that includes two to three residents, medical students and inpatient physician assistants. The team is responsible for the care of inpatients on the otolaryngology service, for providing consults to other services and the emergency room, and for assisting in the operative care of all patients.
Bi-weekly, on a rotating basis, the fellows are assigned to be either primary operating room (OR) or clinic fellow. The OR fellow is expected to cover the OR cases, especially those cases that as identified as index cases for pediatric otolaryngology and serve as the “chief fellow” for the inpatient service. The primary daytime responsibility for the second fellow is to support the “chief fellow” with the general day-to day rounding/management of the inpatient service, while also participating in the otolaryngology specialty clinics. The second fellow also plays an active role in covering index cases, as on many occasions where there are more than one pediatric ENT index case occurring in the OR at the same time. The second fellow will have one day/week dedicated for research.