Potential applicants are welcome to spend their senior elective rotation at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. However, applicants are discouraged from spending all of their elective rotations at various otolaryngology programs as a means of increasing the likelihood of successfully matching. Historically, such efforts have been marginally successful (Mattox, D.E. Cost-effectiveness of otolaryngology externships for residency applicants, Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110:2).
Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Otolaryngology faculty and approximately 12 percent of the applicants are invited for interviews. Interviews are traditionally held in December, last one day, and frequently include a party in the evening for the applicants. Invitations are based on performance in medical school, Part I (and II, if available) of the USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities, including participation in research. Applicants are welcome to visit New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and its Affiliated Hospitals at their own discretion. Visits can be arranged through contacting George Alexiades, MD, or the Residency Coordinators.
Inquiries for resident positions should be
George Alexiades, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Program Director
Department of Otolaryngology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
Applicants are encouraged to review the departmental website before contacting the faculty for descriptive materials on the residency program in the hope that we have provided a comprehensive summary of the breadth of the training program.
To submit a request for registration for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), go to the ERAS website.
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