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Eastern Virginia Medical School – Otolaryngology Away Rotation Grant for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students

Deadline: Contact Kelly Sylvester

$1,500 stipend to support 4th year visiting students seeking July-Sept 2022 “away rotation” (sub/acting-internship) in otolaryngology

Details: This rotation offers an orientation to otolaryngology for the future surgeon.  An emphasis will be placed on medical and surgical aspects of diseases of the head and neck with the development of specific surgical skills related to these diseases.  The course will be divided between operating room experiences and office otolaryngology.

Supervision/mentorship will be weekly with a URM faculty member from the Department of Otolaryngology.  They will also receive mentorship from the EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  At the end of the rotation, the student will have a formal interview with the Program Director, Vice-Chairman and Department Chair.

Eligibility:  The student must be in good academic standing and enrolled in their fourth or final year at an accredited MD or DO degree program during their elective rotation at EVMS.  Underrepresented minority is defined by the AMA and AAMC as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

Formal application will be conducted through VSAS
Application requirements include: 1. Personal statement regarding your contribution to diversity (less than 750 words), 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. One letter of recommendation from dean or faculty member.

To Apply: Contact Kelly Sylvester, MMHPE, C-TAGME
Phone: 757.388.6229