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.  

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 Erin Mordecai at 757.388.6229.

Interview process

Interviews, this academic year, will be done virtually, in accordance with guidance given from the AAMC .   We will post interview dates here as soon as they are chosen.  We will have 4 interview dates; Monday, December 12, 2022 (2pm - 7pm), Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (2pm - 7pm), Monday, January 9, 2023 (12pm - 5pm) and Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (12pm - 5pm).

Residents will host hangout sessions during the interview season.  Hangout session dates will be sent to interviewing applicants.

Invites, waitlists and regrets will be sent out on November 10, 2022, per recommendations outlined by the OPDO (