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Medical Students – Educational Tracks - SCORE Program

2023 Summer Clinical Otolaryngology REsearch (SCORE-Oto) Program and (SCORE-Ob) Program

An 8+ week intensive summer opportunity to pursue research and observe clinical care in either Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgery or Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Program Details

  • Sponsored through the Head & Neck Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology Departments at Kaiser Permanente Oakland
  • Program dates: June 5, 2023 to July 28, 2023 (option to extend additional weeks before or after program dates)
  • Students are paired with a faculty mentor to guide them through clinical research project(s) and/or quality improvement projects. Students will be involved in a variety of activities from data entry and chart review, data analysis, abstract/manuscript preparation, etc.
  • 4 days per week dedicated to clinical research
  • 1 day per week in ambulatory clinic or observing in the operating room
  • Up to 4 slots available for Otolaryngology and 2 slots* available for Ob/Gyn
  • Stipend of up to $400/week

Previous Accomplishments

Click on the article and links to learn more about the projects and accomplishments of the past years’ SCORE Program and participants.

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Previous Publications & Presentations by SCORE students can be reviewed here.

Previous Participants

Nathan Calixto, UC Irvine (HNS)
Whitney Chaio, UCSF (HNS)
David Corpman, UCSF (HNS)
Twyla Jaymes, Georgetown University (HNS)

Mitchell Anderson, Tufts University (HNS)
Lap Huynh, UCLA (HNS)
Debbie Pan, University of Miami (HNS)
Melissa Socarars, University of Illinois (HNS)
Lucero Diaz, University of Illinois (OB/GYN)
Joanna Poceta, George Washington University (OB/GYN)

Joshua Calton, University of Arizona (HNS)
Nicholas Cheung, USC (HNS)
Christopher Da Silva, University of Chicago (HNS)
Friederike Luetzenberg, University of Central Florida (HNS)
Isabella Silvestre, Cooper Medical School Rowan University (OB/GYN)
Reshma Varghese, George Washington University (OB/GYN)

Lauren Boeckermann, University of Cincinnati (HNS)
Robert Hill, Mercer University (HNS)
Dang-Khoa Nguyen, University of Central Florida (HNS)
Mulin Xiong, Michigan State University (HNS)
Angeleque Hartt, SUNY Downstate (OB/GYN)
Nazineen Kandahari, UCSF (OB/GYN)

Alyssa Ayala, Drexel University School of Medicine (HNS)
Stefan Edemobi, Eastern Virginia Medical School (HNS)
Samir Hassanin, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (HNS)
Joseph Shen, Washington State University (HNS)
Sachi Desse, Morehouse School of Medicine (OB/GYN)

Lydia Briggs, Drexel University School of Medicine (HNS)
Kimberly Ramirez, University of Massachusetts Medical School (HNS)
Priyanka Singh, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (HNS)
Austin Swisher, University of California Riverside School of Medicine (HNS)
Ameisha Tutwiler, University of Toledo College of Medicine (OB/GYN)

Abhishek Doshi, SUNY Upstate (HNS)
Swapnil Shah, Creighton University (HNS)
Kalena Liu, CUNY (HNS)
LaBryson Green, Mercer University (HNS)
Joncel Stephens, Mercer University Savannah Georgia (OB/GYN)

How to apply

Complete the following by January 22, 2023:

  • Complete the application below
  • Attach your Curriculum Vitae as a PDF file
  • Attach your Personal Statement (700 word limit, 12pt font, double-space) as a PDF file: Tell us about yourself; discuss your interest in this program, your interest in the specialty, and your career goals.
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation to be sent to Christy Try ( by the deadline. This can be from a current or previous mentor, professor, supervisor, employer, etc, who knows you well and commend on your academic potential. IMPORTANT: Please instruct your letter writer to title the correspondence email as “SCORE 2023 LOR for [Applicant Last Name, First Name]” and attach the letter as a PDF or Word file.

KPNC believes that a diverse faculty, workforce, and student body is essential to our long-term success in medicine. We strongly encourage applications from minority candidates who are under-represented in our specialty, and those interested in health care disparity research.

The Summer 2023 application cycle has closed. Please check back in the fall regarding the Summer 2024 program. Thank you for your interest.

For questions or additional information, please contact

Christy Try
GME SCORE Supervisor
Graduate Medical Education
3600 Broadway, 4th FL
Oakland, CA 94611

Jonathan Liang, MD
Director, KPNC SCORE-Oto Program
Kaiser Permanente Oakland
Head & Neck Surgery
3600 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611

Eve Zaritsky, MD
Director, KPNC SCORE-Ob Program
Kaiser Permanente Oakland
3600 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611

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