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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

ODI Office Hours

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) will be open from  9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Office hours will be on campus on and Zoom meetings are also available. To schedule an appointment, send an email to with your name, the reason for your visit, and a proposed date/time for your visit. Indicate if there's a particular staff member (Francisco Rodriguez-MedCOR Program; Juniper Estes-Service Learning; or Charleen Flores-Pathway Programs & SIGs) you'd like to meet with or Dean Dr. Joyce Richey (Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion) who oversees the Office.

Research and Scholarly Activities

Timeline for Submitting Research Electives

Research Electives are available for students interested in completing 2 – 8 weeks of research during the clerkship phase of medical school.  Please submit the research elective form at least 6 weeks before the start of the elective.  Please contact Fiaba Zakarian if you have any questions.

AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum: Thursday, March 28th, 1-4 PM (ET)

Registration is now open for the AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum: Thursday, March 28th, 1-4PM (ET)Register here: AAMC Specialty Forum (


Medical students attending the Virtual Specialty Forum will be able to visit specialty booths and chat live with specialty representatives (e.g., trainees, practicing physicians, medical school faculty), hear physicians share their specialty choice journey, ask medical residents your career- and specialty-related questions, learn about AAMC resources available to support your career journey.

Research Opportunity at CHLA + Guaranteed Authorship!

Dr. Yembur Ahmad from CHLA is seeking a senior (3rd or 4th year) medical student to join a fascinating research project. If you have an interest in pediatrics, oncology, pathology, or are just looking for something rare and exciting in medicine, this is your chance! The project involves a retrospective review and analysis of granulocyte transfusions, a rare type of transfusion given to severely immunocompromised patients with life-threatening infections. You'll be actively involved in reviewing charts at CHLA and determining changes in laboratory values and clinical outcomes after transfusion. You will also be guaranteed authorship on the final paper, likely as a middle author. If you have any questions or want more details, feel free to contact Dr. Yembur Ahmad at

Deadline Approaching - 2/15, Invitation for USC medical students to apply to the 2nd Annual Unified California Community Health Conference - April 27, 2024 

This year's conference is scheduled to take place at UC Davis School of Medicine on April 27th, 2024. We extend our invitation to all California medical students to contribute poster or oral presentations focusing on various aspects of community health. For details visit here.  You can also access last year's presentation here.

Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships

Otolaryngology Research Fellowships - Apply Now!

Calling all medical students intrigued by Otolaryngology! Dive into a year-long research fellowship with the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Engage in tailored projects, shadow clinical activities, and join educational initiatives. Open to third and fourth-year students, these independent scholarships offer a $35,000 stipend for room and board plus health benefits. Submit your application by March 20, 2024, including a CV, transcript, one recommendation letter, and a one-page personal statement. Interviews on March 26, 2024, with decisions by April 1, 2024. Explore the details and ongoing research here.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Research Fellowship Opportunities for July 1st 2024- June 30th 2024

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC, Department of Otolaryngology is offering paid research fellowship opportunities for medical students interested in a scholarly year. We have 4 opportunities available; the application deadline is March 20, 2024. Click here or contact Kerry Feeney for more information.

Deadline Approaching - 2/16, Explore Ophthalmology: Harvard Medical School's Summer Research Scholars Program
Discover a transformative summer opportunity! The Research Scholars in Ophthalmology program at Harvard Medical School invites preclinical medical students for an eight-week program starting in the summer of 2024. With hands-on research, shadowing, and mentorship in ophthalmology, the program aims to foster diversity in the field. Eligible candidates from underrepresented backgrounds can apply by February 16, 2024, for a chance to receive a $6,500 stipend. Learn more and apply: 
Harvard Ophthalmology Scholars Program.

Conferences and Meetings

No new conferences and meetings. Please check the archive.


No new miscellaneous events and activities. Please check the archive.

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