The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is integrally involved in Undergraduate Medical Education training at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Laurie McLean oversees the entire clerkship curriculum in her role as the Clerkship Director of the Anglophone stream. Additionally, she leads the Surgical Exploration and Discovery (SEAD) Program, an intensive, two-week summer course for first year medical students. Dr. Nita Scherer is the Chair of Undergraduate Medical Education in Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery and oversees training pertaining to our specialty.