department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery


In 2003 the College of Medicine launched a major recruitment effort for under-represented in medicine (URM) residents.  That effort, which involved the Graduate Medical Education office and multiple directors and faculty, has been successful:  in the last 10 years, the percentage of URM residents has more than tripled (3% to over 9%). 

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery applauds this effort and is proud to have participated (see below – “URM Opportunities”).  Our Department also supports the College’s ongoing efforts to promote cultural understanding and cultural competency, and to mentor URM residents and fellows. 

URM Opportunities
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has initiated a scholarship program for URM 4th year medical students from outside institutions applying for an elective rotation in our Department.  The scholarship provides a $1,000 stipend to help defray costs of moving and staying in Charleston for the month.

In addition to the regular application process for the elective rotation, a one page summary of future career plans is requested. 

On behalf of all of our faculty, I thank you for considering MUSC as a potential residency program. 

Paul R. Lambert, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina

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Please visit the following MUSC website for additional information on resident diversity. 

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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE DIVERSITY PLAN (read or download our diversity plan)

Resident Diversity Initiatives