Visiting Student Scholarship Program


Visiting Student Scholarship Program

UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Visiting Student Scholarship Program

The UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery seeks to foster a culture in which issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion underscore our missions in delivering patient care, in training the next generation of leaders in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, and in expanding our academic reach through the pursuit of leading edge research. The UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Visiting Student Scholarship Program provides financial support for two senior-level U.S. medical students on the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Sub-internship Clerkship Rotation 490.01. These students must demonstrate an interest in fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare professions, in advancing efforts to reduce healthcare inequities, and in the pursuit of social justice.  

Scholarship Goals and Information:

  • To provide senior-level medical students with opportunities for exposure to the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Residency Training Programs.
  • To guide, support, and mentor senior-level medical students who plan to pursue a career in Head and Neck Surgery.
  • To provide scholarship funding to enable students committed to promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in healthcare in order to travel to UCLA for this experience.
  • Participation in this program guarantees an interview for our residency program, but does not guarantee a position for residency training.


  • Two awards are available for up to $2,000 reimbursement for purposes of defraying costs related to travel and lodging in order to participate in the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Sub-Internship Clerkship Rotation.
  • Scholarship funds will be awarded after the first day of the rotation as well as upon submission of appropriate expense-related receipts.

Our Sub-Internship Clerkship Rotation:

  • The UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Away Sub-internship 490.01 Clerkship is a three-week elective located at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
  • Students participating in our Sub-Internship Clerkship will gain exposure to in-patient and ambulatory clinical care practice in Head and Neck Surgery in an academic setting.
  • Our clerkship provides candidates with an excellent clinical experience at a world-renowned academic medical center with a busy Head and Neck Surgery training program
  • For more information about our residency training program


  • All students with a commitment to efforts fostering activities related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in healthcare professions are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be senior-level medical students with plans to pursue residency training in UCLA Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Applicants must be in good standing at an accredited U.S. Medical School, must meet standard VSLO application requirements for the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery 490.01 Elective, and must be available to rotate at UCLA.

Competitive applicants will have demonstrated:

  • Academic achievement (indicated by transcripts and letter of recommendation included in VSLO application).
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in UCLA Head and Neck Surgery.
  • An interest and commitment to fostering activities related to healthcare diversity, health inequities, or serving underserved populations.
  • Additional consideration may be applied to applicants who:
    • Themselves or a member of their family have been adversely affected by health inequalities related to local or systemic failures of the health care system.
    • Live in a community or area that is adversely affected by health inequalities.
      • These include urban or rural areas whose residents have low health status or who are underserved by the health care system.
    • Have experience working in organizations or on projects that address health inequalities (local health departments, community health centers, inner city/rural hospitals, or entities that conduct research on or develop policy related to health disparities).

Application Cycle:

    • Application cycle opens March 18, 2024.
    • Application deadline April 15, 2024.

Application Process:


If you have any questions, please contact Head and Neck Medical Education Team at [email protected]