Program Details

Thank you for your interest in the Otolaryngology Residency Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. We are extremely proud of our training program and we encourage your consideration of a residency here. We offer a strong, well rounded program in all aspects of otolaryngology. Browse our website to learn more about our residency program, URMC, and the Rochester community.

PGY Rotations


Surgical rotations in neurosurgery, plastic surgery, vascular and general surgery, anesthesia, ICU, otolaryngology and trauma—under the direction of the Department of Otolaryngology.


Includes 4 months on the Head & Neck rotation, 4 months of pediatrics and 4 months of subspecialty inclusive of exposure to audiology and vestibular training. Residents will develop proposed research projects with the Research Division.


Clinical rotations at Strong Memorial Hospital with outpatient responsibilities at the Clinton Woods facility, plus six months of a dedicated research block.


Twelve months clinical otolaryngology inclusive of 1 month in facial cosmetics and 1 month in a Head & Neck elective.


Chief Resident year— twelve months as chief with six months as administrative chief resident.

While on clinical rotation, the residents have the opportunity to see cases generated from approximately 40,000 outpatient private visits and 2,800 outpatient clinic visits per year. Surgery volume resulting from this approaches 4,200 surgical cases which the residents participate in throughout the year. A full spectrum of clinical cases is available for teaching, and residents finishing the program perform approximately 1,800 cases as operating surgeons. An important feature of this residency is that it offers an extensive general training in otolaryngology with exposure to fellowship trained faculty in all subspecialties available in otolaryngology. This has resulted in a high level of clinical case material and resulting training.