OHNS Application Information

Who We are Looking for:

Individuals with exceptional qualifications who share a common mission and philosophy. Stanford Otolaryngology especially encourages applications from African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and other candidates from under-represented minority groups.

The Stanford Otolaryngology Residency Program At-a-Glance

Residency Program Description

The Stanford Department of Otolaryngology offers two different tracks for residency training. Applicants may apply to one or both programs.  Interviews for both programs are conducted on the same days.

(1) Clinical Track
We offer four positions in the five-year clinical track.

(2) Clinician-Scientist Training Program
We offer one position in the Clinician-Scientist Training Program, a seven-year track which includes two years of protected research time (during the third and fourth years of residency).

The rotations are outlined below:

Anes - Anesthesia (SUH)
ED – Emergency Department (SUH)
Gen SCVMC – General Surgery, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
H&N – Head and Neck service (SUH)
NeuroRad – Radiology (neuroradiology) (SUH)
NF – Nightfloat (SUH)
Peds – Pediatric Otolaryngology (LPCH)
Research – Clinical track residents have 3 mo. of full-time research; clinician-scientist track residents have 2 yrs. of full-time research after PGY2.
SICU – Stanford University Hospital Intensive Care Unit (SUH)
VA – Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration (VA)

Rotation Sites:
SUH – Stanford University Hospital
LPCH – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
PAVA – Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration
SCVMC – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Application Procedure

Application deadline: October 1.

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 must submit their materials through ERAS by the application deadline to be considered for interviews.

Required Application Materials for Residency Program

  1. Common application form
  2. Personal statement
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. MSPE/Dean’s Letter (to be submitted as soon as it becomes available)
  5. No more than four letters of recommendation (minimum of three letters)
  6. Photograph
  7. USMLE transcripts

Additional Requirements for international medical graduates:

  1. ECFMG Status Report
  2. Status letter from California Medical License Board

Residency Interviews

Jan January 16 - 17 Wed-Thu 2019

2019 Residency Interviews will take place on Wednesday, January 16 and Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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.

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: How do I find out more about clerkship or sub-internship opportunities?

A: Please visit the OHNS Clerkship page.

Class of 2019