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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. Interviews are conducted in November and January each year.

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education