• Applications

    We accept applications via ERAS and will participate in the NRMP. Please register with the NRMP and apply to us through ERAS. The handout, Otolaryngology Residency Application Guide, prepared for our own students applying to otolaryngology, may be helpful as well. Our program takes three residents per year.

    We will consider applications as they arrive so we encourage you to send them in as early as you are able. We send interview invitations out during the period in October and November, as recommended by the Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization and the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology. Therefore, your application should arrive ahead of these dates to receive full consideration.

    We are happy to talk to you by phone as needed, but the preferred method for routine communication will be by e-mail. Therefore, please keep us updated regarding your e-mail address.

    Residency programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center require state licensure. Applicants for licensure in Mississippi must submit passing USMLE scores for Step 1 and Step 2 (both the CKA and CSA parts) to the licensure board. In order to be employed as a resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, an applicant without United States citizenship must have a permanent or a J-1 visa.

    Desired applicant attributes

    We take applicants from all over the United States. We are committed to promoting programs that will improve diversity in our field and are actively engaged in instituting such programs at this time. Following are some of the personal characteristics that we desire in our trainees:

    • Passion for the field
    • Intellectual curiosity
    • Values diversity
    • Broad thinking
    • Strong work ethic
    • Strives for constant improvement
    • Values constructive criticism
    • Pushes us positively and wishes to be pushed to be the best
    • Cares to make a positive difference
    • Good sense of humor
    • Winning, optimistic attitude
    • A team player
    • Outspoken