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:
For more information about the Department of Otolaryngology and the Minority Student Mentoring Clerkship Program, contact Bonnie Boyd, (601) 815-3037.
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 UMMC, where he served as program director for the first residency program. Dr. Arnold remained chief of the department until his retirement in 1979.