Boston Children's Hospital - Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

In FY 2020 the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement saw 26,105 otolaryngology patients in Boston as well as at five suburban clinic sites. Approximately 7,204 surgical procedures were performed on 4,637 patients in Boston and our satellite locations. The Department accounts for 20% of the surgical cases, 6.5 % of the bedded volume, and 4.5% of the ambulatory visits at Boston Children’s Hospital.

The Department is responsible for a large inpatient consultation service coordinated by three pediatric otolaryngology fellows, three otolaryngology residents and three physician assistants under the governance of one attending surgeon. This “chief of service” position is a revolving weekly assignment divided equally among the pediatric otolaryngology faculty. The current composition of the clinical Department includes 17 otolaryngologists, 19 physician assistants, 2 nurse practitioners, 11 nurses, 36 audiologists, 52 speech language pathologists, 4 psychologists, 23 clinical support staff, and 62 administrative staff. Seven programs and centers of excellence providing problem specific multidisciplinary care are anchored within the Department of Otolaryngology; six additional programs are under the auspices of the Center for Communication Enhancement. Department members also play an integral role in multiple other BCH centers and programs.

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program highlights the Department’s commitment to education. The Department additionally provides pediatric otolaryngology exposure for residents from the Harvard, Tufts, Boston University, and Republic of Ireland otolaryngology residency programs.


Boston, MA

Internship Description

The student will be assigned a specific project, in addition to being exposed to the day to day management of a large pediatric otolaryngology surgical group practice. Princeton undergraduate projects in years past have resulted in published manuscripts and chapters as well as editorial credit for an otolaryngology review textbook. The student will participate on inpatient hospital rounds, witness operative procedures, attend educational conferences, and join attending physician staff in seeing patients in outpatient office sessions. He/she will obtain a general fund of knowledge regarding pediatric health care and the overall practice of medicine.

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10 Flexible TBD TBD Yes No In person

Housing Information

Possible housing opportunities at local universities.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • None other than an interest in medicine (ideally surgery) and a strong work ethic.

Writing Sample Required


Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations
  • Minimal preparatory work is required; such will be solely up to the intern depending on his or her interests.