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The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Diversity Committee wants to help introduce medical students from under-represented minorities (URM) to the field of otolaryngology.
Two grant winners will be selected. The winners will select a program from the list of participating programs to apply for an away rotation. They will receive $1,000 to use towards travel, housing or food during their away rotation. They will need to submit receipts in order to receive their reimbursement. They will be required to attend the away rotation. If they do not attend the rotation, they will not receive the award money. During the rotation, the student shall meet with their selected mentor weekly for feedback and guidance. At the end of the away rotation, the awardees must complete an evaluation form.
To be eligible, the medical student must be scheduled to graduate at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, and be a member of an underrepresented minority group. 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." This includes traditionally defined underrepresented minority groups, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), and mainland Puerto Ricans, in addition to other minority groups. To learn more, click here.
Submission deadline is April 25, 2014.
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