How to Apply

ERAS logoEach year, the faculty interviews approximately 60 applicants for five residency positions. Two groups of residents are selected; three residents are selected for the five-year clinical training program, and two residents are selected for the seven-year research track. The two residents in the research track begin two years of advanced research training and enter their clinical otolaryngology training at the end of their research training; the three residents in the clinical track enter their clinical training immediately after their internship year.

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

US medical students should contact their Dean's Office or ERAS.

International medical graduates should contact the ECFMG. Sponsorship of J-1 visas is preferred.

An ECFMG certificate must accompany the ERAS application.

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of support
  • Passing USMLE scores
  • Medical school transcript
  • A recent photograph (optional)

All applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (Phone: 1-202-828-0566).

Deadlines and Criteria For Candidacy

Resident virtual interviews will be held on the following dates:

Clinical Track:

  • Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022

Research Track:

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Monday, January 24, 2022

Interviews will be conducted virtually, via Zoom.

Interviews will be by invitation only and you will be notified by e-mail whether you have been granted an interview.

For further information regarding our program, please call or write:

Julie Kobliska
Otolaryngology Residency Coordinator
Phone: 1-319-384-8277
Email: julie-kobliska@uiowa.edu

Criteria For Candidacy

If you are interested in applying to the Otolaryngology Residency Program, applications are accepted only through ERAS. Please include your USMLE scores, Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.
The otolaryngology residency program at UI Hospitals & Clinics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, ACGME.

Contact Us

If you are interested in applying to the Otolaryngology Residency Program, applications are accepted only through ERAS. Please include your USMLE scores, Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

To reach us:

Julie Kobliska
Residency Program Coordinator
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Department of Otolaryngology
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone:1-319-384-8277
Email: julie-kobliska@uiowa.edu​

Otolaryngology Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public.

Certification is:

  • One mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria
  • Distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise
  • Provides more opportunities when applying for employment
  • Presents resources and tools by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • A commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care
  • Elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare

For more information visit the American Board of Otolaryngology for specifics on board certification requirements.