How to Apply
Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center – home to the highest performing program in the country, out of 125 programs nationally, on the American Board of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery Training Exam.
We are glad you're considering applying to our residency program!
We are excited to again host in-person residency interviews for AY 24.
Past applicants and our matriculated residents uniformly note their interest in ranking our program highly was based on experiencing the close-knit nature of our program and seeing what a wonderful place our area is to live.
Join us for in-person interviews, and:
Our in-person interviews for AY 24 will be held on the following days:
The interview day will begin around 10am and will conclude around 5:30pm followed by a dinner at a faculty members' home. Applicants will take part in a guided tour of the hospital and surrounding areas with residents and join our residents for a private lunch before interviews begin in the afternoon.
If you have any questions about in-person interviews at UMMC, please reach out to our residency program coordinators at email@example.com.
Watch the video below to learn more about our residency program!
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What We Cover:
Our mission is to provide outstanding educational experiences for our residents that produce competent clinicians prepared for board certification and successful clinical practice while providing excellent care for the people of Mississippi and beyond. The program will provide a broad exposure to all aspects of the specialty through a variety of clinical experiences, structured learning environments and research opportunities.
We are dedicated to the education and training of diverse physician surgeons. We recognize the strength of a physician workforce comprised of many perspectives including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, socioeconomic circumstance, disability, religious belief, political affiliation, and immigration status. This is paramount to graduating highly-trained, culturally competent physicians who will promote excellence in health care and innovative research endeavors to ultimately conquer health disparity.
Our program is located in the South with a recognized history where you might question the authenticity of our mission. With the permission of a recent Orthopedic Surgery resident graduate (Kevin Purcell, MD, MPH, MS, class of 2022) please follow the link below to read of his experience that reflects the universal mission of the University of Mississippi.
Purcell, Kevin F. MD, MPH, MS1,a. What’s Important: A New York Doctor Goes to Dixie. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: November 7, 2022 - Volume - Issue - 10.2106/JBJS.22.01090 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.22.01090
Our vision is to create an environment that would make you want to send your own family member for care or education. This environment is characterized by teamwork, service to others, camaraderie, having fun, working hard, being the best in customer service, loving to teach, leadership, and innovation. We consistently rank near the top in the nation in patient satisfaction in our department, and we lead our institution in this regard. We seek to be known among the medical students as the best department in terms of teaching, clinical care, and the quality of our residents. We want our residency graduates to be proud of their department and to return to visit for years to come. We want to be leaders locally and nationally and to produce graduates that will do the same whether in academic or private medicine.
If you want to be part of a program that puts residents first and that consistently learns and strives for excellence, then you should come visit us. You will not regret it.
Work is underway for a new, state-of-the-art medical office building and adjoining ambulatory surgery center located seven miles north of our Jackson campus, in Ridgeland at Colony Park. All otolaryngology ambulatory services will move the 24,000 square foot 3rd floor which will be exclusively devoted to our department. All of our surgical cases suitable for this location will be performed conveniently next door. The project is currently underway with an anticipated first quarter 2025 opening.