Department of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery at ACMS & BHDC is one of the most well equipped & well appointed department. Besides holding Theory & Practical classes for the undergraduates, the Department is also running a Post Graduate DNB Programme. With a dedicated ward & 30 affiliated in-patient beds, the department caters to an OPD load of approximately 250 patients a day. The department is equipped with modern endoscopy & other equipments, an audiometry lab, speech therapy facility, temporal bone dissection lab besides state of the art operative equipment. In nutshell, all infrastructures & dedicated faculty to impart the best of the education at UG & PG level is catered to by the department.
The Department at ACMS is located on the Third floor, Academic Block. The undergraduate students join the department in the sixth term, after passing their second professional exams. ENT as a subject is taught to them in the sixth and seventh semesters. After being introduced to the role of ENT in their profession as a doctor, the initial part of their teaching is focussed on understanding the basic sciences i.e. the anatomy and physiology pertaining to ear, nose and throat.
The MBBS students have regular theory lectures and clinical postings in their sixth and seventh terms which take place over a one year period. We have a total of 80 theory lecture hours. Regular clinical bedside teachings continue for the batches round the year. Besides this, one term- end exam is held at the end of 6th term, one prelim exam at the end of 7th term and finally a fully fledged university professional exam – the Third Professional MBBS Part-I exam in the month of December every year.
The faculty also does research on topics of their interest, and have been involved both in clinical research and research in the field of medical education in accordance with the Vision 2015 of MCI, in order to make continuous progress and improvements in the teaching and learning techniques and assessment of students. The department also runs a postgraduate DNB programme at Base Hospital and the faculty is also acting as a guide in many research thesis.
Our department at the base hospital, (attached to our medical college) has facilities for 30 inpatients, and this is distributed over a large campus. We have an outpatient attendance of around 250 patients per day in the ENT OPDs alone. We also have operation theatre twice a week where a wide range of surgical procedures pertaining to otology, rhinology, laryngology and head & neck surgery are undertaken.
The undergraduate students are mad e to attend the OT as a part of their clinical postings and even made to assist certain surgical procedures. The department is well equipped with a dedicated audiometry and speech therapy setup. The basic hands on knowledge of audiometry is imparted to the students.