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How to Apply

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers a five-year residency training program leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Physician trainees develop competence in all aspects of modern otolaryngology as well as the communication skills necessary for the compassionate and effective care of patients from all backgrounds through supervised experiences in private and governmental hospitals.

Visiting Students

Medical Students interested in rotating on the otolaryngology service at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine should complete a Visiting Student Application Service application. Students interested in applying to the Otolaryngology residency program should register for the OTO-4101 - Externship in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  Please go to the Visiting MD Students for more information.

Application Information

Our department participates in The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and National Resident Matching Program. The deadline for submitting an application every year is Oct. 1. Particular research training or clinical training interests should be highlighted in the ERAS application and discussed during an invited interview.  Due to COVID-19, non-otolaryngologist letters of recommendation are acceptable.

Interview & Appointment

Approximately 45 individuals are offered interviews for three available appointments. Resident selection is based on the application and the personal interview.

Each resident entering the program, given acceptable performance and progress, is assured a position for the duration of the program.

Learn More

Our residency director is Robert C Kern, MD. Learn about our visiting student rotation on the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) website. Review Visiting MD Students information on the Office of Education site. For more information on the otolaryngology residency application process, please visit ERAS.

Commitment to Diversity

Our program is enriched by the diversity in our resident population. Learn more about diversity at Feinberg. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are committed to building a diverse faculty, workforce, trainee and student community.

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