How to Apply

The Otorhinolaryngology Residency Training positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We exclusively accept applications through Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS).

Currently, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Otolaryngology Residency Program accepts 5 residents per year.

Candidates must be eligible for medical training licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Applicants must apply through ERAS by submitting a completed application form, curriculum vitae and personal statement. Medical school transcripts, dean’s letter and three letters of reference should be submitted directly from the medical schools.

Our deadline for receiving applications from ERAS is October 1, 2021 and interviews for candidates will be conducted in January 2022.

  • For applications or more information please go to the ERAS website at and click on ERAS for Applicants.
  • We will hold two information sessions which will include Q&A with the Program Directors and breakout discussion sessions with our residents on September 2, 2021 and on September 23, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:30 pm.  To register for either session go to:
  • For more information, please contact: Bonnie Rosen
    Manager of Residency, CME, and Special Events
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Silverstein
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone: 215-662-2137 | Fax: 215-662-4515

Please note – All University of Pennsylvania Health System employees must be vaccinated against SARS CoV-2 (Covid-19) prior to employment and subsequently, as determined necessary and communicated to you by UPHS thereafter.  The influenza vaccine is also required annually by the health system, unless an employee is granted a medical or religious exemption.  

The University of Pennsylvania Health System also has a tobacco free policy to promote employee health.  Tobacco users will not be hired, and thus, cannot be ranked at Penn.  Applicants will be asked to attest that they are not tobacco users on their interview days.