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Residency training at the University of Miami is a commitment to education. During your residency, you will have the opportunity to provide patient care under the direction of faculty dedicated to their patients and to your education. You will be afforded the opportunity to attend a multitude of didactic conferences, seminars, and medical meetings. We view this training program as far more than a surgical apprenticeship. Residency training in Otolaryngology is an exciting and challenging experience. Commit yourself to becoming the best Otolaryngologist that you can be.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency program is to be a state of the art academic training program for physicians seeking Otolaryngology specialty training in a diverse multicultural environment.

Program Aims

  • Delivering high-quality education for the next generation of Otolaryngologists preparing them to become clinician scientists, academic Otolaryngologists with or without subspecialty fellowship training, as well as community based general Otolaryngologists.
  • Providing multidisciplinary compassionate health care with emphasis on patient safety and quality improvement
  • Leading life-changing discoveries through the exercise of multidisciplinary innovative research
  • Promoting the health and well-being of our community and our healthcare providers
  • Nurturing diversity, equity and inclusivity

We currently offer two tracks: three (3) five-year clinical track positions per year and one six-year research track position per year supported by a T32 Residency Training Grant awarded by the NIH in 2018. The research track resident will take one year off from clinical services after PGY1 for a dedicated year of research.

The first year of residency has 13 4-week blocks including six blocks of otolaryngology, one block of vacation and the remaining blocks dedicated to anesthesia, neurosurgery, oral maxillofacial trauma, plastic surgery and neuroradiology. PGY 3 year includes six months of dedicated research for all residents.

All applications must be submitted through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)) website. Every application is reviewed. Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation (preferable from other academic otolaryngologists). We value clinical grades and USMLE scores, research experience, publications and presentations, community service, letters of recommendation, personal statements and awards. Our goal is to recruit diverse applicants with strong ethics and academic achievements.

We consider International Medical Graduates who meet the qualifications listed above and possess a valid ECFMG Certificate with passing scores on Step 1, 2, 3. Previous clinical and/or research experience in the United States is preferred.

  • Our sponsoring institution, Jackson Memorial Hospital, does not sponsor H-1 visas.

Applications must be received in ERAS by October 1, 2022 to be considered. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by November 5, 2022 in accordance with the guidelines posted by the Society of University Otolaryngologists. Interview dates for the 2022-2023 season are Friday and Saturday, December 16th and 17th, 2022; Friday and Saturday, January 20th and 21st, 2023.

Any questions you have please contact:

Elizabeth Nicolli, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director

Zoukaa Sargi, M.D., MPH
Program Director

Jenine M. Dunn
Director of Programs
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Don Soffer Clinical Research Center
1120 NW 14th St
5th Floor
Miami, FL 33136