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SCORE Program


2021 Summer Clinical Otolaryngology REsearch (SCORE-Oto) Program

2021 Summer Clinical Ob/Gyn REsearch (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 14, 2021 to August 6, 2021 (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
  • NOTE: Depending on the COVID-19 situation, part/all of the 2021 program may be virtual/remote – we will keep you updated of any possible program changes.

Click on the article to learn more about the endeavors and accomplishments of the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 SCORE Program and participants.

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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)

Previous Accomplishments

Publications & Presentations by SCORE students can be reviewed here.

How to apply

Complete the following by January 10, 2021:

  • Complete the application below
  • Attach your curriculum vitae as a PDF
  • 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 by the deadline. This can be from a current or previous mentor, professor, supervisor, employer, etc, who knows you well and comment on your academic potential. Please instruct your letter writer to title the correspondence email as “SCORE 2020 LOR for [Applicant Name]” and attach the letter as a separate 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 2021 application cycle has closed. Please check back in the fall regarding the Summer 2022 program. Thank you for your interest.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Whenalyn Espinosa
Kaiser Permanente
UME Supervisor
Graduate Medical Education
3600 Broadway
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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