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Residency Program

The Ohio State University Otolaryngology Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The residency program accepts four residents per year. It is a five-year program. The first year is a surgical internship which is completed here on campus at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with a designated six month Otolaryngology block.

The department's proximity to the main campus of the university allows for a wide variety of research pursuits. Hearing and Balance Disorders, Head and Neck Oncology, and nasal airflow dynamics are research areas that have recently been identified as focus areas. Residents are expected to complete at least one project during their residency and dedicated research time is provided within the resident's schedule to facilitate this requirement. Past residents have had no trouble both meeting and exceeding this expectation.

All residents work directly with all of our Regular Faculty as well as with numerous Clinical Faculty. Residents are scheduled to spend time with these faculty members which helps broaden the clinical experience to include both tertiary and community-based Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Some examples of the residency program’s excellence are:

  • Resident scores on the national ENT in-service examination have averaged in the top 5 percent over the last five years.
  • Our residents have been recipients of multiple national and regional awards over the past five years.
  • The Ohio State graduate’s surgical experience is unsurpassed—consistently exceeding the national mean in exposure to all major surgical procedures.
  • The combined extramural funding for Otolaryngology faculty research exceeds $8,000,000. A broad variety of clinical and basic research is encompassed.

Please see our program overview for more details about residency at The Wexner Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology. Should you complete your application and be selected for an interview, you will receive more detailed information about these and other aspects of the department.Please view our active research projects too.