CSTP Application Information

Who We are Looking For

Individuals with exceptional qualifications who share a common mission and philosophy, who will focus their research efforts on questions that have the potential for great clinical benefit, and who are seeking to become an independent clinician-scientist are invited to apply. Stanford Otolaryngology especially encourages applications from African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and other candidates from under-represented minority groups.

Application Materials for CSTP Research Track

For the CSTP residency research track (7-year program), applicants do not need to submit any additional materials. Simply select this track on ERAS to apply. 

T32 Instructor/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (potentially 3-year post-residency track program) is a two-year position with 75% dedicated research time and 25% clinical time. The standard National Match Process guidelines will be followed. This research training can also be combined with clinical fellowship training in Otolaryngology subspecialties, creating a three-year combined training experience.

We expect the successful candidate to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist and this fellowship offers both the protected, mentored research training and some independent, clinical duties to help prepare for such a career. The candidate will carry out research in areas aligned with the NIDCD mission, join a research-intense faculty, and be an active teacher of medical students and residents, while developing a robust research program.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its trainees. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions. Per NIH eligibility requirements, the applicant must be a citizen, non-citizen national and permanent resident of the United States.

We are accepting submissions until the position is filled. 

The application should include the following, and be submitted directly to Amy Dao:

  1. CV
  2. Three references (names and contact information).
  3. PDFs of research papers applicant has published.
  4. One page statement of purpose discussing long-term goals as a clinician-scientist.
  5. One page statement regarding Stanford research laboratories they are interested in and why.

Residency Interviews

Jan January 14 - 15 Tue-Wed 2020

2020 Residency Interviews will take place on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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 residency policies?

A: Our Residency Handbook describes the program and its policies in minute detail.


Q: How do I find out more about research opportunities in residency?

A: Please visit the clinician-scientist track page.