Sub-Internship Program

2024-2025 UPDATE (As of January 4, 2024): We are excited to host visiting MS4 students at UCLA!  This has always been an excellent opportunity for us to get to know the future leaders in Head and Neck Surgery, and for applicants to take an in-depth look at our cherished program.  We look forward to hosting you in Los Angeles!  

The UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery offers Sub-Internship positions to 4th year visiting medical students at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (HN-HN490.01). Students participate in active outpatient services in Head and Neck Surgery as well as in the care of patients seen in the operating room. Didactic training is also incorporated into the sub-internship with conferences offered weekly.

Application Submission

Please submit applications through VSLO. You can find our Sub-Internship course listed as HN-HN490.01- Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Please do not submit formal applications through VSLO without establishing contact with the coordinator. The 2024-2025 application materials will be made available on the Dean's Office of Student Affairs website.

In addition to applying through VSLO, the Department of Head and Neck Surgery requires visiting medical students to submit a brief personal statement via email to the Head and Neck Medical Education Team (no more than 500 words). Applicants who do not submit their supplemental materials will not be placed. A Letter of Recommendation is also required as part of the VSLO Application. Completed applications will be reviewed by department faculty members on a rolling basis and early submissions are highly encouraged. 

The personal statement should be sent via email to:

Head and Neck Medical Education Team
Subject: Sub-Internship interest - 2024
[email protected]

Additional Information

  • Deadline for application is April 15th.
  • Final approval is given through the UCLA Dean's Office of Student Affairs. Approval emails are sent out starting in Mid-May and applicants are notified in chronological order, usually 1-2 months prior to rotation start date. Please contact the Student Affairs Office for elective approvals at [email protected].  
  • Three weeks is the maximum time period scheduled for sub-internships in Head and Neck Surgery. If your school requires 4 weeks, please reach out for more information.
  • A meet and greet and formal presentation are held at the conclusion of your rotation with our department faculty.
  • While this sub-internship is an excellent opportunity for you to meet faculty and for faculty to meet you, it should be noted that it is not a guarantee of a residency program interview.
  • Apply to the Visiting Student Scholarship Program