Residency Training Program


The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center provides comprehensive postgraduate training in the medical and surgical management of head and neck disorders in a rich academic environment. The program includes a total of 5 years of training. The first year is spent rotating through the general surgery specialties with specific months spent on rotations as outlined by the guidelines of the ACGME requirements for otolaryngology residents. The remaining 4 years are devoted to further advancement in training to encompass the wide range of clinical and operative aspects of our field.

The department currently has a total of 15 residents from diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply

Candidates are directed to start the application process by registering at the National Residency Matching Program.

The training program is composed of a diverse group of individuals. Selection of candidates is made upon verification of:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Step 1 scores
  3. Extracurricular involvement and accomplishments
  4. Leadership qualities
  5. Goal orientation

Candidates should exhibit:

  1. High moral and ethical qualities
  2. Interpersonal skills
  3. Self-insight
  4. A high degree of empathy and compassion
  5. Sound judgment
  6. Willingness to work as a team player

Application Deadline:

Applications are only accepted through ERAS. Please confirm deadlines on the ERAS homepage.

Interview Process:

Candidates selected for a personal interview will be notified via email through the ERAS System and should reply via email to the residency coordinator immediately to confirm their acceptance of the invitation. No invitations or acceptances will be made via phone. Interviews are assigned on a “first request” basis, according to response date, and availability of the preferred date. Please provide your preference for all offered dates.

Note: All notifications will be sent via the ERAS System to your email address.

Contact Information:

For questions, please contact:

Bryan Thorn, Residency coordinator
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Center
910 Madison Avenue, Ste. 428
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5885
Fax: 901-448-5120

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

910 Madison Avenue
Suite 430
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5885
Fax: 901-448-5120