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Diversity Endowment URM Away Rotation Grant

Diversity Endowment URM Away Rotation Grant

Diversity Plays a Crucial Role in Otolaryngology

The URM Away Rotation Grant program was created by the AAO-HNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee to introduce medical students from underrepresented areas to the field of otolaryngology.

The 2024 application process has now closed.

Away rotations offer medical students a unique opportunity to gain exposure, expand their skills, build connections, and develop qualities that are crucial for their future medical careers. These experiences enhance their clinical competence, cultural sensitivity, and adaptability, ultimately shaping them into more well-prepared and compassionate healthcare providers. The Academy’s URM Away Rotation Grant program typically selects two grant recipients annually to receive $1,000 each to use toward expenses during their away rotation. Videos from last year’s recipients can be seen above.

InstitutionName of contact for away rotation informationEmail address of main contact for away rotation informationWill your institution offer away rotations to URM students in 2024?If you offer a stipend to supplement the Academy grant, please indicate the $ amount. 
Penn StateSusan Gardner[email protected]YesN/A
University of ColoradoVicki Muscatello[email protected]Yes$1000
University of Arizona - TucsonSonia Romo[email protected]YesStudents can apply for a Diversity in Medicine Grant up to $1500 from our College of Medicine
Loma Linda UniversityChristopher Church, MD[email protected]Yes$1000 x 2 grants
University of California - San FranciscoAngie Shin (administrator); Steve Pletcher (faculty)[email protected]; [email protected]Yesup to $2,500 when combined with institutional funding
DukeSylvia Garrett[email protected]Yes$500
University of Minnesota[email protected][email protected]Yes
Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolDr. Evelyne Kalyoussef[email protected]Yes
Dartmouth HitchcockSarah Seo[email protected]Yes$2500
Yale New Haven HospitalKaren Durkin[email protected]Yes
Kaiser Permanente Northern CaliforniaAntoinette Niblett[email protected]Yes
University of MichiganNani Hunter[email protected]YesStudents can apply to for the Health Equity Visiting Clerkship through the UM OHEI office ( Accepted students receive a $2000 stipend
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterMedina Cheek[email protected]YesArthur I. Johnson, MD Visiting Clerkship Scholarship - $2500 (requires application, not automatically granted)
Washington University in St. LouisAndrew Drescher, MD[email protected]Yes$2000
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthChad Ennis, MD[email protected]Yes$4000 for a 4-week rotation
University of ChicagoAndrea Shogan, MD[email protected]Yes$2000 supported by our GME office
University of Missouri - ColumbiaSheryl Geithman[email protected]Yes$0
MedStar Georgetown University HospitalFourth year acting internship[email protected]Yes$1500
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia and Weill Cornell campusesLindsay Cusato. Apply through VSLO at Weill Cornell Medical College [email protected]Yes$2,000 for up to 5 students
Medical University of South CarolinaTed A. Meyer, MD, PhD[email protected]Yes$1,000.00
IU School of MedicineMaggie Scully [email protected]Yes500
University of Tennessee Health Science CenterC. Burton Wood[email protected]Yes
University of PennsylvaniaTiffany Chao[email protected]Yes$1500 for up to 3 students
Wake Forest U. School of MedicineKisha Shepherd[email protected]YesYes. Will offer an additional $1000 per accepted applicant.
University of New Mexico HospitalDuncan Meiklejohn, MD[email protected]Yes
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterPriyesh Patel, MD[email protected]Yesyes, $1000
SUNY Upstate MedicalRobin Brozak[email protected]Yes$1000
University Hospitals/case western reserve university Karen Walsh[email protected]Yes$1000 matching fund
Stanford UniversityXiaoyu Feng[email protected]YesOur Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience Program (SCORE) will award a $2,000 stipend at the beginning of the rotation for accepted students. In addition to the stipend, SCORE will provide housing to the student for the duration of the rotation. More details at
UCLAMedical Education Team[email protected]YesTwo $2,000 stipends
Tufts Medical CenterAurora Adams[email protected]Yes$0
University of Alabama at Birmingham Taylor Richardson[email protected]YesNo, we currently supplement through our Institution's GME office.
Tufts Medical Center Aurora Adams[email protected]Yes$1,000
Oregon Health & Science UniversityKarey Beck[email protected]Yes$2000 scholarship awarded to two visiting medical students per year
Geisinger Medical CenterKevin Stavrides, MD[email protected]YesTBD
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolErin Mordecai/Jill Haught[email protected]Yes1500
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityNicole Fraser[email protected]Yes$1000
Wake Forest UniversityKisha Shepherd[email protected]Yes$1,000 plus airfare per scholarship recipient
University of MarylandMellisa Lantaya[email protected]YesStudents may apply for our internal visiting student scholarship of $1000 using this link:
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