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Comprehensive 5-Year Residency
Average graduating chief performs over 3,300 procedures
20 Residents
Program growth in provider numbers, subspecialty care, and research

Application Process

The training program is composed of a diverse group of individuals. Selection of candidates is made upon verification of academic achievement, USMLE Step scores, extracurricular involvement and accomplishments, leadership qualities, and goal orientation.

Candidates should exhibit high moral and ethical qualities, interpersonal skills, self-insight, a high degree of empathy and compassion, sound judgment and willingness to work as a team player.

How to Apply

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center provides comprehensive 5 year postgraduate training in the medical and surgical management of head and neck disorders in a rich academic environment. The first year is spent rotating through the general surgery specialties, such as Anesthesia, Pediatric Surgery, ICU, and Endoscopy, as well as 6 months of Otolaryngology. The remaining 4 years are devoted to further advancement in training to encompass the wide range of clinical and operative aspects of our field. 

One of our program’s biggest strengths is our operative experience. The average graduating chief procedure number from the past few years has been hundreds over the national average

The department is approved by the RRC for a total of 20 residents, with 4 per year.

Call is from home with an average of 3-4 per month with 1 weekend. Parking at the hospitals is provided at no cost and all hospitals except Baptist are within 5 minutes apart.

ERAS 2025 Residency Application Timeline

Interview Process

Candidates selected for a virtual interview will be notified once their application is complete with 3 letters of recommedation 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.

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

Apr 23, 2024