Who we are

Initially developed by a small group at the University of Ottawa, LearnENT has grown to become a collaborative effort consisting of contributions from medical students, residents and faculty from across Canada.

What we stand for

Standardized Teaching

Undergraduate medical education in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OTOHNS) is highly variable across Canadian medical schools. LearnENT aims to help provide a standardized OTOHNS exposure and to emphasize key objectives to medical students and junior residents across the country.

Proven Pedagogical Principles

LearnENT’s development was firmly grounded in pedagogical theory including the Constructivist Theory of Learning, Laurillard's design process, Honey and Mumford's learning styles, and Nielsen's theory of usability. LearnENT makes use of several different teaching modalities including formal didactic written sections, instructional videos, engaging interactive activities and more. Each of these interactive sections provide opportunities for practice, goal-oriented learning, feedback and guidance.

Universal Accessibility

To improve accessibility to learners across the globe, we chose to make LearnENT freely available on the iOS App Store, as well as online (for those users who do not own an Apple mobile device). LearnENT.ca is built entirely on open web standards and is accessible from a wide range of devices and browsers.

Get in touch

We are constantly striving to improve the amount and quality of content available in the LearnENT ecosystem. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or feedback. We’d love to hear from you.

Feature requests: features@LearnENT.ca

Questions, comments & feedback: support@LearnENT.ca

Be a part!

Help us to become a leading OTOHNS resource for medical students and residents! LearnENT offers many opportunities for collaboration with medical professionals, trainees and allied health members. Click here to learn more about how you can contribute to the continuing evolution of the LearnENT ecosystem!

Our Team

Founding Members

iOS/Web App Design and Development & Content Creation

Scott Kohlert, MD
Resident
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Department of Otolaryngology, The Ottawa Hospital

Content Creation & Peer Review

Laurie McLean, MD
Otolaryngologist
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Department of Otolaryngology, The Ottawa Hospital

Safeena Kherani, MD
Otolaryngologist
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Department of Otolaryngology, The Ottawa Hospital

Nita Scherer, MD
Otolaryngologist
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Department of Otolaryngology, The Ottawa Hospital

Contributors

The following contributors are listed in alphabetical order

Tim Brown, MD Laryngology (Dalhousie University, Halifax)

Amin Javer, MD Rhinology/Sinus & Skull Base Surgery (UBC, Vancouver)

Brian Westerberg, MD Otology (UBC, Vancouver)

Key Supporters

University of Ottawa

Thank you to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for supporting LearnENT through a Summer Studentship Grant.

CSOHNS

Thank you to the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (CSOHNS) as well as the CSOHNS Undergraduate Medical Education Working Group for their unwavering support of this project.