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General Information

The Department of Otolaryngology participates in the National Resident Matching Program. The NRMP is a matching service that matches applicants to programs according to preferences expressed by both parties on their individualized rank order list. Because it provides a uniform date for decisions about residency selection, the NRMP eliminates the pressure that might otherwise fall upon applicants and programs to make decisions before all options are known. The Match Participation Agreement has guidelines and procedures developed to accomplish this objective, and should be reviewed carefully.

There are three steps in a match: registration, ranking, and results. The process is conducted on the web through the NRMP’s Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) System.

Registration

Each match has a separate registration schedule, all of which are kept on the NRMP’s Schedule of Dates. To register for any of the matches offered by the NRMP, applicants must go to www.nrmp.org and click on the register/login button. The website will walk you through the required steps.

Results are posted on Match Day at 1:00 p.m. (est) on the NRMP website, or can be obtained by contacting the NRMP office.

International Applicants

Prior clinical experience in the United States is not required for international students to apply.

It is the responsibility of the individual to secure the proper visa. The only acceptable status is an ECFMG sponsored J-1 visa. We also recognize "green cards." University of Rochester policy does not permit H-1 or H-1b visas.

If you have any questions regarding visas, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at (585) 275-4607. For information regarding ECFMG certification, visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org.

Interview Information

For the 2021 NRMP Match, we are offering virtual interviews via video in accordance to AAMC recommendations. We are recruiting 3 residents per class and will reach our full ACGME-accredited complement of 15 residents by 2024. The application deadline is October 21, 2020. This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

In future years, we expect in-person interviews to resume, and interviews will occur at our Strong Memorial Hospital academic offices located at 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642. 

Please contact Sheila K. McCart for more information.

Travel/Accommodations

Hotels

The following is an abbreviated listing of hotels past applicants have recommended:

Parking

Most hotels in the area provide shuttle service to the University of Rochester Medical Center. If you are driving, visitor parking is available in the Medical Center Parking Garage. Bring your parking ticket with you for validation.

Airport

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a short, 15-minute drive from the Greater Rochester International Airport, which offers service from most major carriers.

Directions to URMC