How to Apply
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We hope you will find the handout, Otolaryngology Residency Application Guide, which was prepared for our own students applying to otolaryngology, helpful to you up do and during the application process.
We consider applications as they arrive so we encourage you to send them in as early as you are able.
Residency programs at UMMC require state licensure. Applicants for licensure in Mississippi must submit passing USMLE scores for Step 1 and Step 2 to the licensure board. In order to be employed as a resident at UMMC, an applicant without United States citizenship must have a permanent or a J-1 visa.
The following timetable was created by our residents to assist students interested in obtaining a residency in Otolaryngology:
|Spring of your third year|
|Talk to us about otolaryngology and programs. |
Consider doing a research project in the summer or early fall.
|July through November||Take the otolaryngology elective or do externships.|
|July and August||Register for the NRMP.|
|August||Ask for letters of recommendation.|
|August||Let us help you review your application. |
Give us a copy of the programs to which you applied.
|August through mid-September||Prepare and distribute your applications on ERAS.|
|September through December||Invitations are issued.|
Provide us a list of your interviews.
|October through February||Interview.|
Provide feedback to us on the programs you visited.
|Late-February||Rank list due.|
Have a good time!