Cultivating and Recruiting Future Otolaryngology Residents: Shaping the Tributary

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jan;160(1):8-10. doi: 10.1177/0194599818797091. Epub 2018 Aug 21.


The future vibrancy, relevancy, and strength of our specialty depend on cultivating a pipeline of resident otolaryngologists who embody what our society wishes to become. In attracting, seeking, and nourishing physicians of all stripes, we offer several considerations regarding medical student education and the residency selection process.

Keywords: application; characteristics; education; medical students; otolaryngology; pipeline; residency; resident selection.

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / organization & administration
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / organization & administration*
  • Male
  • Otolaryngology / education*
  • Personnel Selection / organization & administration*
  • Program Evaluation
  • United States