Residency Application Process
Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery residency programs participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This service collates, standardizes and distributes all application materials for those applying. ERAS will provide you with an application and information packet that describes the application process and timetable.
We suggest that you follow these basic guidelines so that your application can be completed in a timely fashion: It is critical for you to establish contacts that can provide letters of recommendation as early as possible in the application process. It is recommended that you work towards completion of your basic application form in the late spring or early summer of your third medical school year. During the summer months you should attempt to obtain letters of recommendation to support your application.
The deadline for applications for our program is September 30th. All materials must be received by that date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Otolaryngology is a 5-year program; the PGY-1 year is a categorical internship that includes rotations in General Surgery, Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, and Emergency Medicine, among others.
Please feel free to contact our offices at the School of Medicine with any questions you may have concerning the Otolaryngology Residency Program
Jenny Kesselring, Residency Coordinator
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery