The interview process begins in the fall and ends in early February of each year. All faculty and residents have input in the interview and ranking order process.

All prospective applicants to the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency are directed to apply through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). This process opens in September each year. Otolaryngology residency specialties are considered "Categorical" programs. This simply means that residents are required to take prerequisite training in their PGY1 year.

We suggest that you take the USMLE Step 2 in the fall of your senior year of medical school so that your scores will be available for faculty in the ranking process. You must be a graduate from a fully accredited U.S. medical school.

If you would like to visit our program prior to the interview process, we suggest you apply for our four-week clerkship: Otolaryngology for the Future Surgeon.

For more information, contact program coordinator Kelly Sylvester (757.388.6229).

Interview process

We interview 30 applicants during our interview process. The interview day begins at 6:30 a.m. in the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Conference Room in our River Pavilion office location.

Additionally, our current residents host an informal dinner the evening before each interview.

Our 2018-19 interview dates are:

  • Friday, January 11, 2019

Interviewees can park in the visitor parking garage and book a hotel with an EVMS discounted hotel rate. The closest airport to EVMS is Norfolk International Airport.