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Otolaryngology Residency


Yale's Otolaryngology Residency Program focusses on providing excellent clinical training while also providing the tools, experiences, and perspective that otolaryngologists need for a successful career on a variety of career paths and in the ever-evolving healthcare environment.

We are proud to have graduates who have gone on to be leaders in academics advancing the science of our field, in education training future generations of otolaryngologists, and as clinical leaders in a variety of practice settings.

Please check out the rest of our residency program website. Some highlights of what going on with our program include:

  • Active and supportive community of residents. Check out some of what they have been up to on Instagram:
  • Elective opportunities during the 4th year during which residents can pick an area for additional clinical experience or training.
  • Extensive hands-on laboratory and simulation based educational programs including hands-on training in facial trauma and plating, endoscopic and endoscopic skull base surgery, local flaps and repairs, and of course, temporal bone dissection.

Primary Teaching Sites

Yale New Haven Hospital: York Street Campus

Yale-New Haven Hospital: York Street Campus is the primary teaching institution for the Otolaryngology Residency Program. It is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical center receiving national and international referrals. Yale New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. Over 7,000 otolaryngology OR cases are generated annually. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is one of only forty NCI designated cancer centers in the nation. Yale New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Yale Cancer Center, YNHH is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research.

Yale New Haven Hospital: St. Raphael Campus

The Saint Raphael Campus is the site of the former Hospital of Saint Raphael, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1907. In September 2012, Yale New Haven Hospital acquired the Hospital of Saint Raphael, forming a single, 1,541-bed dual-campus hospital in New Haven. Otolaryngology residents work with a variety of private practitioners and are exposed to the breadth and depth of general and subspecialty otolaryngology. Over 3,000 otolaryngology cases are performed annually. It is also the site of a resident otolaryngology clinic, supervised by attending physicians, providing residents with increased autonomy commensurate with their clinical level.

Veteran Affairs Medical Center in West Haven

The VA rotation provides a clinical experience in faculty supervised clinics and operating rooms. The residents are exposed to a wide variety of otolaryngology conditions in the veteran population, with a focus on the treatment of head as neck cancer. Approximately 2,000 cases are performed in the OR annually.

Retreat at Split Rock

Residents rotate through the Retreat at Split Rock where a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures are offered in a very private setting. Run by Dr. Neil Gordon, an alumnus of the Yale Otolaryngology Residency Program, the Retreat at Split Rock offers a unique look into the world of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Guilford Shoreline Center

Located in the Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center, the Shoreline Center features six state-of-the-art operating rooms for specialized same-day procedures. Otolaryngology residents participate in otolaryngology cases at the Guilford Shoreline Center.

Wellness at Yale

Wellness is a key part of the Yale Otolaryngology Residency. Residents who are not healthy, both physically and emotionally, are unable to function to their full potential. We take great pride in emphasizing wellness, and ensuring a safe and positive learning environment. Yale New Haven Health System has recently started a Resident Wellness Week, with a wide variety of events including free massages and opportunities to win prizes to make a residents’ life a little easier. The GME office has initiated wellness visits, an opt-out program offered to all incoming residents. Housestaff are given the opportunity to meet with a mental health professional associated with the Employee and Family Resource Program to learn about services they provide and find out about opportunities in the area related to each resident’s interests. Each resident is offered 6 free and confidential counseling sessions. The call-a-friend program was developed by the GME office for all of the residency and fellowship training programs. This program trains peer volunteers to be “Friends” anyone can look up and call in times of need to talk through problems, hang out, and get connected with services to improve wellbeing and mental or psychological health. Within Otolaryngology, we organize many social events, including golf, skiing, rock climbing and mentorship dinners. We appreciate the difficulties that come with residency, and are always seeking ways to try and make it a little easier.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Yale Otolaryngology (ENT) Residency Program, please apply through ERAS and through the NRMP website. Applications are due November 1st.