Otolaryngology Research Fellowships

As Otolaryngology Research Fellows at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,  students have opportunities to engage in a year-long research project with a faculty mentor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Each fellowship program provides one year of funding and can be tailored to meet the interests of the selected candidate.

Students also have the opportunity to shadow clinical activities and are expected to take part in all departmental educational activities, such as head and neck cancer tumor board and grand rounds. Information about ongoing research in the department can be found at https://icahn.mssm.edu/headneckresearch.  

The Ronald Hoffman, MD Research Fellowship

The Ronald Hoffman Fellowship is an endowed program established by Dr Ronald Hoffman, a recently retired Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. This fellowship provides one year of funding for a medical student, in order to establish the foundation for a career focused on excellence in clinical research.

The Eugen Grabscheid, MD Research Fellowship

The Eugen Grabscheid Fellowship is a competitive program that provides one year of funding for medical students to participate in clinical or basic science research. The program is designed to encourage medical students to consider a career in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

The William Lawson, MD, DDS Research Fellowship

The William Lawson Scholarship is an endowed program established by Dr. William Lawson, Vice-Chairman and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, in which the medical student will participate in a one-year clinical or basic science research program. The fellowship is designed to encourage young scholars to pursue a career as a physician scientist.

The Carole and Steven Sacks, MD Research Fellowship

The Carole and Steven Sacks Research Fellowship is an endowed program established by Dr. Steven Sacks and his late wife Carole Sacks. This fellowship, established more than 10 years ago, has been instrumental in furthering the careers of many medical students who wish to pursue a career in Otolaryngology.

Eligibility

The fellowships are available to students currently in their third year of medical school.

Fellowship Awards

These are independent scholarships, each to be awarded individually. Each student will receive a stipend of $28,000 for the year to support room and board, with additional funding provided for health benefits.

Application

Interested students must submit the following:

  1. A letter of interest
  2. An up-to-date CV with current transcript
  3. One letter of recommendation
  4. A personal statement not to exceed one page detailing your motivation to apply for the

fellowship, what you hope to accomplish throughout the year, and how your prior research or other experiences quality you as an outstanding candidate.

Application Deadline

Applications are due the second to third week of March yearly with faculty interviews taking place approximately two weeks later. Please submit a complete application to Kerry Feeney in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery via email: (kerry.feeney@mountsinai.org).