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Application Process

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Each year, five positions are available on a competitive basis in the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


To be eligible for the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency, applicants must be in good standing in their fourth year of medical school, or must have successfully graduated from medical school, prior to the match.

Those interested in this program are encouraged to complete an otolaryngology sub-internship rotation during the fourth year of medical school, and may consider applying for Mayo Clinic's Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program

Visiting Medical Student Clerkship scholarships for under-represented minorities interested in ENT are available through both Mayo Clinic and the Society of University Otolaryngologists.

Also see application materials for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. 

How to apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the end of September, approximately 10 months before the program begins. The academic year begins in July. Orientation for incoming interns takes place during the last two weeks of June (10 business days before July 1). 

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.

Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty and residents.

Announcement for the 2023-2024 application cycle

Our department will be using an in-person interview format for the 2023-2024 residency match cycle. We have thought long and hard about this, and believe this experience is essential for becoming thoroughly acquainted with our facilities and community, as well as for encouraging informal dialogue with our residents, faculty, and staff.

In an effort to defray some of the necessary travel costs, those selected for an interview will have the option of one night’s lodging covered by the department. If interviewees decide to stay an additional night in town, then housing at a resident’s home can be provided on a limited basis

Our interview dates are Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, 2023, and Thursday and Friday, January 11 and 12, 2024. Interviewees and a guest will be invited to dinner with the residents on the evening prior to their interview.

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