- Establish clinical knowledge in common ENT pathologies encountered in a community practice
- Become proficient in common surgical procedures in a community practice
- Myringotomy and tubes
- Cervical lymph node biopsy
- Endoscopic sinus surgery - maxillary and anterior ethmoid
- Endoscopic sinus surgery - posterior ethmoid and sphenoid
- Salivary gland excision
- Sistrunk procedure
- Develop communication skills as relates to allied health professionals and support staff, particularly in the setting of a community hospital
- Understand the differences in communication styles with patients consulting in a first-line community setting versus patients in a tertiary academic centre
- Collaborate effectively and efficiently with other specialists as well as allied health care personnel and support staff
- Collaborate with professionals in available community services, including CLSC, allied health services, physicians’ offices, and medical clinics and centers.
- Learn to manage the allocation of resources in a community hospital setting
- Understand available resources in the community such as CLSC, smoking cessation programs, audiology, physiotherapy.
- Develop understanding and skills for managing career and practice effectively
- Appreciate the need for balancing professional and personal life.
- Identify the determinants of health in the population serviced
- Take advantage of opportunities for patient health advocacy and disease prevention
- Understand the public health issues addressed by first line practitioners in the community
- Develop an understanding and a cultural sensitivity for the particular population serviced by the community hospital centre
- Respond to the health care needs of the community
- Understand the organization and structure of a community hospital practice in contrast to an academic setting
- know limits of consultants / resources, and when to refer to an academic center
- understand differences in wait-times, types on consultations received, and methods of delivery of care within a community setting versus an academic centre.