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Graduate medical education in otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic

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The Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides superior surgical and medical training that features a unique mentorship-apprenticeship system. Residents are trained in all areas of otolaryngology during this program.

This five-year residency prepares residents for either private practice or academic medicine by training with a board-certified staff that teaches management concepts in otology, rhinology, laryngology, endoscopy, pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck trauma, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and head and neck oncology.

Highlights of this program include:

  • Training in the fundamental principles of surgery with relevance to the head and neck while rotating with general surgeons
  • One-on-one comprehensive training in otolaryngologic diagnostic procedures
  • Increasing responsibility for the preoperative evaluation, preparation, and postoperative follow-up of patients as you progress through rotations
  • Chief resident year that allows you to run your own surgical service, have your own clinic calendars, and see patients under the supervision of faculty; you are fully responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of your patients during this year
  • Excellent didactic training including clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, and journal clubs.
  • Working with a diverse group of specialists in the field of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, including experts in otology and neurotology, audiology, head and neck cancer surgery, microvascular reconstructive surgery, rhinology, general otolaryngology, medical otolaryngology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery and traumatology
  • Training in all subspecialties of otolaryngology including neurotology, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck and reconstruction, and facial plastics by fellowship-trained consultants
  • Trainees in Otolaryngology have full access to the new state-of-the-art, $6 million Skull Base Lab, located at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

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Surgical Residency Overview


Surgical Residency Overview

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Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Director's welcome

The Mayo Clinic Otolaryngology Residency Program in Florida is a unique apprenticeship-style program that delivers progressive autonomy, structured didactics, and fulfilling continuity of patient care.


The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 


Upon successful completion of the residency, graduates are eligible to take the otolaryngology certification examinations offered by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Program history

The Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, began in 2023. Two trainees will complete this program each year.

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