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Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin.

An ideal candidate for training in this program would exhibit:

  • Academic excellence and demonstrated growth in clinical medicine
  • Self-motivation to assume responsibility and achieve excellence
  • High ethical standards and desire to work as a part of a team and system
  • Communication and pragmatic skills with a natural sense of humor
  • Interest in clinical excellence, research and teaching
  • Compassion and professionalism in patient care

To be considered for the Otolaryngology residency program, please make sure the following documents are submitted via ERAS by the end of October:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (1 preferably from OTO Program Director or Chair)
  • USMLE Transcript
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter

Note: We will only accept application materials sent electronically through ERAS.

All application files will be reviewed by our selection committee. You will be notified via the ERAS email system if you have been selected for an interview. If you have been selected for an interview, we ask that you also upload a photograph to ERAS.

The interview process usually starts in late November each year and concludes in January. This year’s interview dates are:

  • Tuesday, November 15 (welcome dinner the evening prior)
  • Tuesday, December 6 (welcome dinner the evening prior)
  • Monday, December 12 (welcome dinner the evening prior)

Passing both parts of Step 2 examination is required to begin residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Potential applicants should not delay in registering for the Step 2 examination.

Should you have further questions, we invite you to contact:

Carrie Schaub, BBA
Program Coordinator
Division of Otolaryngology
Department of Surgery
K4/719 CSC
600 Highland Avenue
Madison WI 53792
608-262-6376 Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System