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Residency Application Process

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in our program. All students wishing to apply to this program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

Each year, the Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology Residency Training Program receives approximately 400 applications from which about 40 applicants are chosen to interview to fill the 4 positions. Beginning with the 2019-2020 resident application cycle, we have changed our application process. There are two separate tracks, a clinical track (2 residents in the 2021 match) and a research track (2 residents in the 2021 match). All applications are reviewed and interviews for prospective candidates are arranged on the basis of their medical school record, research experience, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. There is no minimum score requirement, however, competition is exceptionally high, with many more outstanding applicants than openings each year. Applicants are ranked on the basis of high moral, ethical and professional qualifications by the Resident Selection Committee for final selection in the Otolaryngology Matching Program.

To complete application, go to the following link Once at ERAS website, click on "Residency & Osteopathic Internship Applicants" for a complete description of the application process.

Timeline for application:

September 1: Apply to the JHH Otolaryngology Program through myERAS

Please upload the following documents with your application through ERAS by October 21:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • USMLE scores
  • In-training exam scores
  • Photograph
  • Personal statement
  • In order for an application to be considered it must be submitted to ERAS in time to be received in the Otolaryngology Department at Hopkins by October 21st.

Special application requirements:  Our program does NOT require applicants to include a “program specific paragraph” at the end of their Personal Statement.

Interviews dates are scheduled on January 8 and January 11, and you will be notified by email if you are invited to interview.

For additional information, please contact Donna M. RileyResidency Training Program Administrator.


Alexander Hillel, M.D.
Director, Residency Program

Alexander Hillel


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