Currently, two residents per year are accepted through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Interested applicants should complete an application provided by the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The Section of Otolaryngology application deadline will be the first Monday in October. Selected applicants will be invited to interview at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Residency Program Application Requirements

You must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a residency position within the section of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery:

U.S. Medical Graduates:

  1. Permanent U.S. residency or U.S. citizenship
  2. Medical school documentation (equivalent to a dean's letter and transcripts)
  3. USMLE Step 1 (USMLE Step 2 must be completed prior to the program start date)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Foreign Medical Graduates:

  1. J-1 visa, or permanent U.S. residency, or U.S. citizenship. H-1B visa is also accepted; however, in order to qualify for H-1B visa in Illinois USMLE Step 3 must also be completed.
  2. A valid ECFMG certificate ( It typically takes one year to properly complete all ECFMG requirements for certification.
  3. USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3
  4. Medical school documentation (equivalent to a dean's letter and transcripts)
  5. Three letters of recommendation

Please contact your medical school or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for instructions about the application submission process. All other inquiries may be directed to Shanna Jones.