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Medical Student Resources

You’re in medical school, but what’s next? The AAO-HNS offers resources to help guide medical students who are interested in exploring a career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Read the articles below to learn more about the match process, life as a resident, the path to becoming a fellow-in-training, and firsthand knowledge about practicing otolaryngology. The Academy also offers surgical videos and learning modules to provide an in-depth look at real procedures from expert surgeons.

Available Resources

Medical Student Travel Grants

Medical Student Travel Grants to Attend the 2020 AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting & OTO Experience Have Been Cancelled

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, the Academy will be unable to provide 2020 Medical Student Travel Grants.

Medical Student Travel Grant applications to attend the 2021 AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles, CA will be accepted in Spring 2021.

Questions about Medical Student Travel Grants?  Contact

Diversity Endowment URM Away Rotation Grant

Diversity Endowment URM Away Rotation Grant - 2022 School Year Applicants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to introduce medical students from under-represented minorities (URM) to the field of otolaryngology.  Applicants must be scheduled to graduate at the end of the 2022 school year.  Two grant recipients will be selected; each will receive $1,000 to use towards travel, housing and food expenses during the away rotation.

Recipients are required to participate in weekly meetings with a selected mentor, submit a letter from the program representative verifying proof of participation in an away rotation, and submit a 350-word article to the Academy at the conclusion of the rotation.  The application process for the 2022 school year will open on February 15, 2021.  Please visit this page then to submit your application.