Head & Neck Surgery

Residency: Application Information

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Who we are Looking for:

Individuals with exceptional qualifications who aspire to thrive in the areas articulated by our mission and philosophy are invited to apply. Stanford Otolaryngology especially encourages applications from women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and other candidates from under-represented backgrounds.


Application Procedure:

To submit an application to our program, please register on MyERAS.  After your application from ERAS has been received by the department, it will be evaluated by the Residency Selection Committee. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview.

Our program accepts application materials exclusively through ERAS. Interested candidates should therefore submit their materials through ERAS by the application deadline.


Required Application Materials

All of the following are due by the application deadline:

  • Common application form

  • Personal statement

  • Medical school transcript

  • MSPE/Dean’s Letter (to be submitted as soon as it becomes available)

  • No more than four letters of recommendation (minimum of three letters)

  • Photograph

  • USMLE transcripts

  • Additional Requirements for international medical graduates:
    - ECFMG Status Report
    - Status letter from California Medical License Board

Application deadline: October 1

Interview dates: January 12 & 13, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have a cut-off for USMLE scores?

A: We require that you have a passing USMLE score, but we do not have a minimum passing score cut-off. However, most of our applicants’ scores are above-average.  

Q: Where can I get more information about the residency?

A: Our residency handbook describes the program and its policies in minute detail.   
If you would like to view our residency handbook please click here:
Residency Handbook

Q: I am a resident at another program. Where can I find details about visiting Stanford? 

A: We currently do not offer away rotations for residents from other OHNS programs. 

Q: I am a third/fourth year resident who is interested in clerkship or sub-internship opportunities.

A: Please visit the OHNS Clerkship page.


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