The Department of Otolaryngology shares the University of Minnesota’s commitment to quality education for our students.

What makes our program so strong?

  • Opportunities. Our clinical home at the University of Minnesota Medical Center is continually ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals in a number of specialties, including otolaryngology – giving students top-notch, hands-on experiences.
  • Expertise. Students have access to some of the most accomplished and highly regarded clinical and research professionals in the field.
  • Collaboration. Our faculty embraces the University of Minnesota’s commitment to interdisciplinary education, preparing students for their professional careers in an environment of collaborative care.
Medical Students

Typically, medical students participate in a required surgical subspecialty rotation for four weeks. Otolaryngology is a popular choice, especially for those considering a career in primary care.


Earn your residency training alongside top physicians in a collaborative setting.


The Department of Otolaryngology offers four fellowships, neurotology fellowship, a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, a fellowship in facial plastic reconstructive surgery, and a cancer research fellowship.