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How to Apply

Application Deadline

October 20, 2020

Interview Dates


Application Requirements for Internship/First-Year Residency

Senior medical students and other applicants applying for internship/first-year residency (PGY 1) in head and neck surgery are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). An application, dean's report, transcript and three letters of recommendation are required. All completed applications are considered and arrangements for personal interviews are at the discretion of each Residency Review Committee.

Application Requirements for Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program

Applications for the Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program are accepted electronically through ERAS. Applications are considered complete when the following documentation is received through ERAS:

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • CV report (generated by the program for the CAF)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript(s)
  • Dean's Letter (expected after November 1st)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one chairman letter, if possible)
  • Official transcripts from NBME indicating USMLE scores (Parts 1 and 2, if available)
  • NRMP applicant number

In addition to the above, students and graduates of international medical schools must provide the following:

    Verification of ECFMG certification (provided through ERAS)
  • Verification of United States residency status (permanent resident, naturalized citizen, etc.)
  • Copy of valid (unexpired) Medical Board of California Authorization Letter

Program Coordinator

Norissa Gastelum
Phone: 619-543-1967

Travel Assistance Scholarship for Resident Applicants

UC San Diego's Department of Surgery is pleased to announce a travel assistance program for invited residency candidates for the 2019-2020 interview season.  The travel scholarships are based on financial need; applicants must receive 25 percent or more tuition support from financial aid, and have a travel radius greater than 250 miles, to be eligible for the $500 scholarship. Applicants will be invited to apply for the scholarship at the time of interview invitation. A letter of support from the applicant's financial aid office or dean of student affairs is required. For more details, contact Norissa Gastelum.