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Minority Student Clerkship and Externship Support

Dr. Godfrey Arnold Scholarship

Scholarship details

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Sugery 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 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 - Head and Neck Surgery and the Minority Student Mentoring Clerkship Program, contact Bonnie Boyd, (601) 815-3037.

About Dr. 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 UMMC, 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 $1,000 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. To learn more, click here. - External site
  • American Head & Neck Society
    The American Head & Neck Society is pleased to sponsor the Myer's Summer Travel Fellowship in Otolaryngology for Under-represented Minority Medical Students. This program is intended to expose an under-represented minority medical student to the field of Head and Neck surgery specifically, and Otolaryngology in general. A grant of $5000 will be awarded to a medical student to cover travel, lodging and food expenses for the summer experience. To learn more, click here. - External site
  • 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. Click here for the most current information. - External site