Residency Training Program

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 Plastic Surgery, 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. 

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. Parking at the hospitals is provided at no cost and all hospitals except Baptist are within 5 minutes apart.

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 academic achievement, Step 1 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.

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 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.

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