Application/Interview Process

Otolaryngology Residency program

Thank you for your interest in the Otolaryngology Residency program at the University of Virginia. The Graduate Medical Education Residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Virginia is an ACGME accredited categorical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery program.

Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) administered through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). For details of the application process, please go to the ERAS website and follow the guidelines for application submission. As detailed on the ERAS website, the Department requires a completed NRMP application form, a Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s letter), school and USMLE transcripts, and reference letters as part of the application package. This information is reviewed as a whole by the Department. Although there is no prerequisite score or grade point average, that information will factor into the analysis of each application.

Remember, you must register both with ERAS and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) to participate in the Match. The Department only accepts applications through the ERAS program. The Department utilizes a rolling application process, wherein applicants are reviewed by the Department as they are received. As such, we encourage applicants to apply early.

Timeline For The Application Submission Process

The following is a general timeline for the application submission process at UVA and through ERAS. This schedule will be updated with more specific information in later summer/early fall:

DateApplication Milestone
JulyTokens should be available from the Dean’s Offices at the individual Medical Schools for completing the MyERAS application
SeptemberApplicants may begin applying to ACGME accredited programs through the ERAS website
OctoberApplication deadline for the University of Virginia Otolaryngology Residency Program
NovemberThe University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology will e-mail those candidates invited for an interview. Typically the interview slots are filled within hours of the e-mail, so timeliness in responding will be important. Interview slots are handled on a first-come basis, and all e-mails and voice mails are time stamped for fairness.
December and JanuaryCandidate interviews
JanuaryApplicants may start entering their rank order lists in the R3 system
FebruaryRank order list certification deadline
March Match!

The Housestaff Office

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For applicants invited for interviews, the date of your interview will also include a half day overview of the program and tours of the facilities by the current residents. The night before the interview date there will be an informal dinner gathering with the current and prospective residents at a local restaurant. We encourage prospective residents to utilize this opportunity to become more acquainted with the program, meet the current residents, and ask questions informally.