OHNS Program Information

Application & Interview

Beginning with the 2019-2020 match season, we started recruiting 3 residents per year through the national Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We will be at full complement of 15 residents by July 2024. Interested applicants should complete an application provided by the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The Section of Otolaryngology application deadline will follow the ERAS timeline. This is the date that ERAS will allow residency programs access to applications and Medical School Performance Evaluations will be released to residency programs. After a careful review of applications, selected applicants will be invited to interview at the University of Chicago Medicine. We will conduct interviews in-person for the upcoming season. Details will be provided to invited applicants as part of the interview invitation. 

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:

  • Permanent U.S. residency or U.S. citizenship
  • Medical school documentation (equivalent to a dean's letter and transcripts)
  • USMLE Step 1 & 2 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Foreign Medical Graduates:

  • 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.
  • A valid ECFMG certificate ( It typically takes one year to properly complete all ECFMG requirements for certification.
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Medical school documentation (equivalent to a dean's letter and transcripts)
  • 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 Sabrina Guerrero

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