Community Rotation Objectives

Medical Expert

  • Establish clinical knowledge in common ENT pathologies encountered in a community practice
  • Become proficient in common surgical procedures in a community practice

 surgical procedures

  • Myringotomy and tubes
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinoplasty/turbinectomy
  • Cervical lymph node biopsy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery - maxillary and anterior ethmoid
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery - posterior ethmoid and sphenoid
  • Salivary gland excision
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Sistrunk procedure
  • Otoplasty
  • Mastoidectomy


  • 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.

 Health Advocate

  • 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.


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