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High School and Undergraduate Student Programs

High School Students Smiling Together

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the AAO-HNS Student Observership Program. This program is targeted to high school and undergraduate students and intended to help them understand the specialty and to get first-hand experience on what it is like to be an ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist).

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Program Process

Surgical Videos

Browse the links below to learn more about surgical procedures commonly performed by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons.

    1. Bilateral Cleft Repair
    2. Cervical Esophageal Foreign Body Removal
    3. Myringotomy with Tympanoplasty Tube Insertion
    4. Right Stapedotomy
    5. Olfactory Disorders
    6. Ethmoid Sinus Surgical Procedures
    7. CSF Leak Repair
    8. Orbital / Optic Nerve Decompression
    9. Tranoral Laser Surgery (AHNS)
    10. Supraglottic Partial Laryngectomy (AHNS)

Copyright ©2019 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation


The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) represents specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologists around the globe who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.

AAO-HNS is committed to providing educational opportunities for students at all levels from high school through medical school. This program does not offer educational credits for participation, although individual schools or universities may be willing to do so.