Residency Application Information

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We accept applications via ERAS and will participate in the NRMP. Register with the NRMP and apply to us through ERAS. The handout, Otolaryngology Residency Application Guide (PDF), prepared for our own students applying to otolaryngology, may be helpful as well. Our program takes three residents per year.

We will consider applications as they arrive so we encourage you to send them in as early as you are able. We send interview invitations out during the period in October and November, as recommended by the Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization and the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology. 

We are happy to talk to you by phone as needed, but the preferred method for routine communication will be by email. Therefore, keep us updated regarding your email address.

Residency programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center require state licensure. Applicants for licensure in Mississippi must submit passing USMLE scores for Step 1 and Step 2 (both the CKA and CSA parts) to the licensure board. In order to be employed as a resident at UMMC, an applicant without United States citizenship must have a permanent or a J-1 visa.

Notice about special application requirements

  • Although you are welcome to indicate in your personal statement why you are interested in our program, we do not require the submission of a separate paragraph indicating your interest.
  • We recognize the potential value of the Otolaryngology Resident Talent Assessment project, but we do not consider this information in selecting applicants for interviews or ranking of applicants. Therefore, we do not require your participation in ORTA as a requisite for applying to our program.

Desired applicant attributes

We take applicants from all over the United States. We are committed to promoting programs that will improve diversity in our field and are actively engaged in instituting such programs at this time. Following are some of the personal characteristics that we desire in our trainees:
  • Passion for the field
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Values diversity
  • Broad thinking
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strives for constant improvement
  • Values constructive criticism
  • Pushes us positively and wishes to be pushed to be the best
  • Cares to make a positive difference
  • Good sense of humor
  • Winning, optimistic attitude
  • A team player
  • Outspoken