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

In years past, the interview day would begin around 6:30 a.m. in our Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Conference Room in our River Pavilion office location and residents would typically host an informal dinner the evening before the interview, but we have all had to adjust since COVID-19.  We do not yet know if we will be doing interviews in person or virtual this academic year.  Stay tuned.

If we do virtual interviews, residents will host "hang-out" sessions with applicants who receive and accept an interview slot with us this season to allow you to get to know them and ask them questions in a more laid-back setting.

We have not finalized our interview dates for the 2021-22 season, but they will be posted as soon as they are chosen.