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Otolaryngology Residency Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Otolaryngology residency program at Wake Forest School of Medicine. For the upcoming 2018 Match, we will fill three - PGY1 positions. All applicants interested in a first-year position must submit a complete application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must be registered with the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Detailed instructions for these processes can be found on the respective websites:

Foreign medical graduates must also follow the guidelines found at our House Staff Office website  

Applications for our program must be submitted and complete by midnight on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Applications received thereafter can not be considered.


Our Resident Interview Selection Committee, comprised of five Otolaryngology faculty members, reviews ALL complete applications submitted through ERAS and registered with the NRMP. Interview offers are made during the first week of November via the ERAS post-office and the applicant’s email address in the ERAS system. The offer notification will contain helpful resources for travel and lodging, including special rates for lodging. ALL applicants will receive notification in the first week of November regarding application status.

Interview dates will be mid-January 2018. A fixed number of interview slots are available each day and fill quickly. Those accepting offers to interview are asked to RSVP with a choice of Friday or Saturday for their interview. All elective clinical activities for the department are suspended on those days to allow the entire Otolaryngology faculty and resident staff to participate in the interview weekend.

All applicants (including travel companions) coming to interview are encouraged to attend a dinner reception on Friday evening, with our faculty and residents, and their spouses/significant others. We will certainly understand if your travel itinerary precludes your attendance at the reception. This part of the interview weekend provides a great opportunity to visit with departmental faculty and residents in an informal setting.

Our interview days begin at 8 am with an introduction from our department chairman and a light breakfast. Half of the interview day schedule provides a comprehensive tour of our facilities and clinics, as well as our community. This tour is conducted by a group of our current residents and provides valuable information about life as an ENT resident at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The other half of the schedule is individual interview time with our faculty and residents. A casual lunch with all applicants, faculty and residents is provided. The typical interview day ends around 4 pm.

For more information, contact:

Suzie Padgett
Resident Program Coordinator
Phone: 336-716-3850

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