Ear, Nose & Throat

Applying and Interviewing at OHSU

Applying to our Program

The OHSU program participates in the NRMP MATCH. Interviews for admission to the program in 2022 will be held November-February, specific dates will be announced in October.  Candidates being considered for interviews will be contacted starting in November.

Residents are selected based upon their preparedness, abilities, aptitudes, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Applications will be accepted only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Services). If you have any questions about ERAS, please contact the Dean's office at your school of medicine. Your application will be considered complete when it includes the CAF (common application form), the Dean's letter from your medical school, letters of recommendation from at least three additional physicians, medical school grade transcript, a copy of all available USMLE board score results (USMLE Step 1 at the minimum), a photo, and a personal statement. Your personal statement should include a brief autobiography, your expectations of a residency program, and a statement of your future career goals. In addition, applicants must be legally able to work in the US, or eligible to obtain work authorization. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2021.  Interviews will be offered in November for the interview dates listed above.

A note about Step 1 and Step 2 exams: If you are concerned about not having taken Step 2 by our application deadline then please reach out to otohnseducation@ohsu.edu.

The program begins July 1 and ends June 30 for each year of the residency. The three applicants who are accepted into the residency program each year will be notified by the NRMP, followed by a telephone call and correspondence from the department chairman.


All applicants are requested to keep the department up to date with changes in addresses and telephone numbers. For more information about the application process for the OHSU Otolaryngology residency program, email the Residency Program Coordinator (Email: otohnseducation@ohsu.edu). 

 OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. 

 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. 

To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department at 503 494-5148, aaeo@ohsu.edu. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum, JD at 503 494-0258 or titleix@ohsu.edu. Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206 607-1600, ocr.seattle@ed.gov. 

Interviewing with Us

All interviews for entry into the program in July 2022 will be held virtually.   Applicants who interview with us should expect to need the entire day to interview with us and participate in other activities.  Further details about the schedule and additional activities with the department will be announced in October.

OHSU Applying and Interviewing for ENT Residency with Q&A