Residency Application Process

Applications to the Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

Beginning with the 2019-2020 resident application cycle, we have changed our application process by introducing two tracks applicants can choose from: a clinical track (two residents in the 2022 match) and a research track (two residents in the 2022 match). 

To submit your application:

  • September 1: Log in to myERAS and choose the Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency program to start your application.
  • Upload the following documents with your application through ERAS by September 30 (late applications will not be considered):
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letters of recommendation (3)
    • USMLE scores
    • In-training exam scores
    • Photograph
    • Personal statement

Our program does NOT require applicants to include a “program specific paragraph” at the end of the personal statement.

Selection for an Interview

The resident selection committee reviews applications, assigns scores to each applicant and ranks them based on the following:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Medical school record
  • Research experience
  • Extracurricular activities

There is no minimum score requirement, however, competition to fill the limited number of openings is high. Each year, we receive approximately 400 applications from which about 40 applicants are chosen to interview.

Interviews are conducted virtually and will occur on January 6 and January 7. You will be notified by email if you are invited to interview.

For additional information, please contact Donna M. Riley, Residency Training Program Administrator at [email protected].