You’re in medical school, but what’s next?
The AAO-HNS offers resources to help guide medical students who are interested in exploring a career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Read the articles below to learn more about the match process, life as a resident, the path to becoming a fellow-in-training, and firsthand knowledge about practicing otolaryngology. The Academy also offers surgical videos and learning modules to provide an in-depth look at real procedures from expert surgeons.
Latest Medical Student Updates
Preference Signaling for ENT Residency Applications
This webinar covered an overview of the program and specific details of how preference signaling worked during the 2020 application season, including a discussion of the background, rationale, logistics, and benefits to both applicants and residency programs. For any medical student planning on applying for ENT residency, this session is a must to better understand the impact of preference signaling.
Learn from junior and senior residents and fellows-in-training about what to expect when you join the otolaryngology specialty. Discussion topics include: what to do (and not do) after you match, what to expect during your first year of residency, opportunities and resources available from AAO-HNS, how to connect with new colleagues, and more!
Designed for incoming residents, and students interested in otolaryngology, first and second year residents discuss their first-year experiences, address concerns and questions, and offer recommendations on how to prepare for the first year of residency.
Members of the AAO-HNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee share their own challenges and personal journeys to otolaryngology including tools and resources for students underrepresented in medicine, successful navigation of the system to match into Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and early Residency experiences.
- A Day in the Life of a Private Practitioner
- A Day in the Life of an Academic Otolaryngologist Practitioner
- Applying for Fellowships: Advice from a Current Fellow-in-Training
- Commonly Asked Interview Questions
- ENT Practice: The Patient Team and the Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon Role
- Fatherhood and Otolaryngology
- Fellowship Applications: Navigating the Process
- Fellowships: Are They the Right Career Path for You
- How Do I Know if I am Competitive for ENT Residency? A Program Director’s Point of View
- How Do I Match in Otolaryngology?
- Interviews: Dos and Don’ts
- Interview Tips
- What Happens if I Don’t Match?
- What to Expect as a PGY1 Resident
- Women in Otolaryngology: A Female Perspective on the Journey
Browse the links below to learn more about surgical procedures commonly performed by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons.
- Bilateral Cleft Repair
- Cervical Esophageal Foreign Body Removal
- Myringotomy with Tympanoplasty Tube Insertion
- Right Stapedotomy
- Olfactory Disorders
- Ethmoid Sinus Surgical Procedures
- CSF Leak Repair
- Orbital / Optic Nerve Decompression
- Tranoral Laser Surgery (AHNS)
- Supraglottic Partial Laryngectomy (AHNS)
- National Myringotomy and Tube Insertion Simulation Training Project – SimTube
- 2020 AAO-HNS Virtual Student Forum
Copyright ©2021 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
- Allergy Testing
- Olfactory Disorders
- Ossicular Malformation / Ossiculoplasty
- Physiology of Voice, Breathing, and Swallow
- Principles of Neck Dissection
- Skin Resurfacing
- Tumor Biology and Immunology of Head and Neck Cancer
- Zenker’s Diverticulum
Copyright ©2019 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
Medical Student Travel Grant applications to attend the AAO-HNSF 2023 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Nashville, Tennessee will open in Spring 2023.
Questions about Medical Student Travel Grants? Contact [email protected]
Diversity Endowment URM Away Rotation Grant – 2023 School Year Applicants
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to introduce medical students from underrepresented minorities (URM) to the field of otolaryngology.
Recipients are required to participate in weekly meetings with a selected mentor, submit a letter from the program representative verifying proof of participation in an away rotation, and submit a 350-word article to the Academy at the conclusion of the rotation. The application process for 2024 graduates will open in Spring 2023. Apply Today!