Ear, Nose & Throat

Visiting Student DEI Scholarship

The application window for the 2024 Sub-I Season will open March 1st, 2024, and close April 5th, 2024, please see the timeline section for further details.

The Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Department is excited to offer a funding opportunity for our visiting medical students.  As a department we are explicitly committed to:

  • Increasing the representation of residents who have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity (i.e., a first generation college graduate; a recipient of social service resources while in elementary or secondary school, enhanced education or other programs for diverse populations; or by experience of economic, cultural, educational or family adversity).
  • Increasing diversity amongst our faculty ranks.
  • Supporting learners, faculty and staff with resources and an inclusive culture.

Program Overview

OHSU’s Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Department with support from the Otolaryngology Diversity and Anti-racism Committee and Everts/Smith Fund has designed its Visiting Student Diversity Equity & Inclusion scholarship as a funded program to advance the Department’s goal of striving for universal health equity by becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable department.  This program selects two highly qualified students to receive a $2,000 scholarship to help offset costs associated with completing a MS4 away rotation (a.k.a. Sub-Internship) within the department.


February 23rd, 2024: Visiting student catalog will be posted at 9am in VSAS, students can begin browsing electives for AY24/25.

March 1st, 2024: Application window for Visiting Student DEI Scholarship opens. Applicants are encouraged and able to submit their CV and answers to the application questions before their VSAS application is available.

March 25th, 2024: VSAS application for visiting student rotations opens.

April 5th,  2024:  Application window for Visiting Student DEI Scholarship closes.

April 15th, 2024: Scholarship recipients are notified. 


The selected student will have demonstrated academic excellence, as well as participated in activities that reflect their desire to increase diversity in the field of medicine. The student must meet the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s visiting student requirements listed on our program’s VSLO portal.

Application Requirements

Interested students will submit the relevant application materials to otohnseducation@ohsu.edu

  • Review and meet the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s visiting student requirements
  • Completed VSLO application
  • Current CV
  • Responses to the two questions below:
    • In 250 words or less, describe how your background knowledge and experiences of diversity, equity, and social justice has influenced your decision to go into medicine.
    • In 250 words or less, tell us how do you see yourself making a positive impact towards improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in your future practice.


Please submit any questions and application materials (VSAS application excluded) to otohnseducation@ohsu.edu.