Humanitarian Efforts

Click Here for our searchable database of humanitarian opportunities.

The Humanitarian Efforts Committee helps the American Academy of Otolaryngology­­­-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation as an organization, and its membership as individuals, to serve the needs of humanity throughout the world in this medical specialty.
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Becoming Involved

Vast inequalities of medical care worldwide, the portability of medical knowledge, and our duty as physicians all lend themselves to humanitarian work domestically and abroad. Find information and resources on how you can make a difference.

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Opportunities for Residents

Residency is an optimal time to participate in humanitarian mission trips domestically and especially abroad. Such service can hopefully set a pattern for future service and can be a tremendous learning and teaching experience.

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Humanitarian Notice Board

Learn more about various humanitarian organizations that offer medical missions abroad for otolaryngologists - head and neck surgeons. We currently have more than 60 organizations listed that span across all corners of the world.

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Ways to Donate

When you cannot find time to join a medical mission, there are other ways to participate in the humanitarian process.

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Humanitarian FAQs and Other Resources

What humanitarian opportunities exist for otolaryngologists, residents, or other professionals? What should I expect from a medical mission? What resources are available? Get the answers to these and other questions.

NOTE: The foundation's Humanitarian Efforts Committee created this list to facilitate Academy members' humanitarian service. The Foundation has no relationship with the organizations, and their inclusion on this site in no way constitutes a recommendation or endorsement. It is up to those who wish to volunteer service to contact the organization(s) of interest for further details.


Become a Member of AAO-HNS

Become a member of AAO-HNS

Receive many benefits to help you in your professional pursuits:  shape the future of the specialty, manage the business side of your practice more smoothly, and more.

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Humanitarian Opportunities

Humanitarian Opportunities

Do you enjoy travel or have a yearning to help others? If so, why not volunteer for humanitarian efforts?

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Awards & Honors

The Academy recognizes the extensive meritorious service of medical professionals' teaching, research, and leadership within the specialty.