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Sub-Internship Program

UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Sub-Internship Program

The UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery offers Sub-Internship positions to 4th year visiting medical students at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (SU390.01). Students participate in active outpatient services in Head and Neck Surgery as well as in the care of patients seen in the operating room. Didactic training is also incorporated into the sub-internship with conferences offered weekly. For the course description, objectives, and schedule, click here.

Application Submission

Prior to sending in formal application materials required by the Dean's Office of Student Affairs, the Department of Head and Neck Surgery requires visiting medical students to submit the following pre-application materials via email to Christina Burton (no sooner than April 15):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Scores
  • Brief Personal Statement (no more than 500 words)

These items will be reviewed by department faculty members. Applicants selected for participation in the Head and Neck Surgery elective (SU390.01) will be notified and instructed to mail in formal application materials. Please do not send formal applications until after May 1, when the 2016-2017 application materials have been made available on the Dean's Office of Student Affairs website.

All application materials should be sent to:

Christina Burton
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 Le Conte Ave, 62-132 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1624

Additional Information

  • Final approval is given through the UCLA Dean's Office of Student Affairs. Approval emails are sent out starting in Mid-June and applicants are notified in chronological order, usually 1-2 months prior to rotation start date. The contact person for elective approvals is Brandon Susselman at Bsusselman@mednet.ucla.edu.  
  • Sub-internships for international medical students are only offered February through May of the academic year.
  • Three weeks is the maximum time period scheduled for sub-internships in Head and Neck Surgery. If your school requires 4 weeks, you will need to schedule two, 2-week rotations in different departments.
  • While this sub-internship is an excellent opportunity for you to meet faculty and for faculty to meet you, it should be noted that it is not a guarantee of a residency program interview.
  • Additional Head and Neck Surgery Sub-internship positions are available at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (SU290.03). Positions at Olive View includes interaction with the same UCLA faculty and attendance at the same weekly conferences. The applications must, however, be submitted to the student coordinator contact listed for that location.
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