Application and Interview Process

The University of Connecticut Otolaryngology Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) administered through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

To complete the application, go to ERAS.

Eligibility Criteria

Prior Training

  • Graduates of AOA, accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools; foreign grads must have ECFMG.
  • Medical school graduation must be within five years of residency application.

Application Requirements

  • ERAS application
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of reference
  • CV (with no unexplained gaps)
  • USMLE transcript (Both USMLE Step 1 and 2 must be passed prior to application)
  • Personal statement
  • Photo
  • ECFMG if applicable
  • We only accept J1 visas

Selection Criteria

The program selects from among eligible applicants based on:

  • Medical School transcript
  • Dean’s letter/PD letter
  • LOR
  • USMLE
  • Interview
  • Scholarly activities

Each year, the University of Connecticut Otolaryngology Residency Training Program receives approximately 400 applications from which 40 applicants are chosen to interview for 2 or 3 new positions per year, we alternate such that we have 3 positions available when the match is held during an even calendar year (e.g., 2022, 2024). 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.

Interviewed 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.

The interview day will begin at 7 a.m. and ends at approximately 4 to 5 p.m. Each group of will have the opportunity to tour the facilities and have lunch with current residents so that questions can be asked by the applicants in an informal setting.

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We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, culture, religion, identity, age, sexual orientation, and national origin. Our program does not discriminate with respect to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.