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.

Visiting Clerkships

To register as a visiting student, submit an application directly to the Medical School through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). The Medical School will hold your application until about six weeks before the start of the period for which you are applying. 

If space is available in the otolaryngology subinternship after University of Minnesota medical students have registered, then the Medical School will allow Department of Otolaryngology faculty to decide which visitors to admit.