The University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology provides exceptional resident training on otolaryngic disorders and their treatments. Our integrated program provides broad training and assures flexibility to meet your individual professional goals.


Message from the Program Director


We believe that the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota is one of a kind and the training here to be the same. Our graduates reflect our core values well; great surgeons, doctors, colleagues and friends.

Sofia Lyford-Pike, M.D.
Assistant Professor 
Residency Program Director 

Training Sites


Residents have access to a variety of site options in the Twins Cities metro area—from community hospitals to those serving children and veterans. You'll gain valuable experience working with a broad range of patients and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Get the quick facts on what you really want to know about applying to our residency program: selection criteria, number of positions available, number of applications received, and more.