Myers’ Family Diversity Summer Travel Fellowship in Otolaryngology for under-represented minority medical students
This program is sponsored by the American Head and Neck Society Research and Education Foundation, thanks to the very generous contributions of Dr. Eugene Myers and Dr. Jeffrey Myers, as well as other AHNS donors. It 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 $5,000 will be awarded to a medical student to cover travel, lodging and food expenses for the summer experience. This summer program offers the interested candidate the opportunity to work in a Department of Academic Excellence in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology that has an approved Fellowship Training Program from the Advanced Training Council of the AHNS. Participants will be assigned to a clinical faculty mentor and will rotate on his or her clinical service and have the chance to participate in the care of Head and Neck Cancer patients in the outpatient setting, inpatient environment, as well as the operating room. Summer fellows will also have the opportunity to perform basic, translational, clinical, or population based research under the guidance of a chosen/assigned research mentor.
The grant of $5,000 includes the recipients roundtrip airfare, cost to travel to the meeting, transportation to and from, food and hotel stay expenses at the AHNS Annual/International Meetings. At the AHNS Annual/International Meeting the student will share their Summer experience via PowerPoint presentation and can network with AHNS members.