Diversity & Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, in keeping with the mission of Thomas Jefferson University, is fully committed to the mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We recognize that a broad representation of backgrounds and personal experiences creates the necessary environment for productive collaboration, meaningful scholarship, and superb clinical care. We also recognize that these values should resonate at all levels including our staff, medical students, trainees, and faculty.

It is our mission to deliver the highest quality patient care and produce the highest quality academic research which requires the participation and dedication of all of us.

Scholarships for Groups Underrepresented in Medicine

Each year, the department offers scholarships for individuals who identify as being from a group uderrepresented in medicine for a visiting student on rotation and for a research fellow.  Additional information can be found on the department's Medical Student Education and Research Fellowship websites.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) at Sidney Kimmel Medical College supports an institutional framework that acknowledges the importance of a diverse community and an inclusive environment. ODII promotes initiatives and programs that increase awareness, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all individuals regardless of age, class, physical ability, gender, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation.