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  • The Dr. Godfrey Arnold Scholarship

    Scholarship details

    The Department of Otolaryngology invites medical students who are members of underrepresented minority groups as defined by the AAMC and are interested in pursuing a career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery to apply for mentoring clerkships at our institution.

    Once accepted, mentorship is provided by Department of Otolaryngology faculty members during the clerkship, as well as financial assistance ($500/month stipend towards housing). Clerkships are only available to medical students attending LCME approved U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and meeting the AAMC definition of underrepresented minority groups.

    Two types of department-sponsored clerkships are available:

    • One-month clinical clerkship
      A one-month clinical rotation in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery; students must be eligible to participate in clinical rotations at the home medical school.
    • Three-month research clerkship
      Available June through August, a three-month research rotation in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery with optional clinical experience. Open to any medical student following completion of at least one year of medical school education (students may apply for clerkships, with earliest start of clerkship summer M1-M2). Applications and transcripts must be submitted no later than the preceding March 31.

    For more information about the Department of Otolaryngology and the Minority Student Mentoring Clerkship Program, contact Erin McNabb, (601) 815-3037.

    About Dr. Godfrey Arnold

    Dr. Godfrey Edward Arnold completed medical school in his home country of Austria and received additional training in otolaryngology in Germany.  Dr. Arnold immigrated to the United States in 1949.  His interest in voice disorders led to national fame for his introduction of Teflon for vocal cord paralysis and influence on laryngology.

    In 1963, Dr. Arnold was named Chief of Otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he served as program director for the first residency program.  Dr. Arnold remained Chief of the department until his retirement in 1979.

    External Diversity Scholarship Opportunities

    • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
      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. Two grant winners will be selected. The winners will select a program from the list of participating programs to apply for an away rotation. The grant winners will receive $1000 to use towards travel, housing or food during their away rotation. Receipts must be submitted to receive reimbursement, and recipients are required to attend the away rotation. Submission deadline is April 3, 2017. To learn more, click here.
    • The Society of University Otolaryngologists
      The Society of University Otolaryngologists maintains a list of academic departments and professional groups across the country offering financial support for rotations for under-represented minorities interested in otolaryngology. Please see their website for the most current information.