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Otolaryngology Residency (Arizona)


Otolaryngology Residency faculty at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Program description

The Otolaryngology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides superior surgical and medical training in all areas of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

This five-year residency prepares you for either private practice or academic medicine, as you learn 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
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Microvascular free tissue transfer

The Otolaryngology Residency uses a unique apprenticeship system in which residents are assigned to one or two Mayo staff consultants for three-month periods. This system gives you graduated responsibility and close supervision and interaction. The final year, you are a chief resident associate with complete responsibility for your own clinic and operative cases.

Mayo Clinic also offers a visiting medical student clerkship in otolaryngology.


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


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the otolaryngology certification exam offered by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Program history

The Otolaryngology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona began in 2006. We anticipate that two trainees will complete this program annually.

Created in 1987, Mayo Clinic's Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology in Arizona has matured into a head and neck tertiary care referral center in the Southwest.