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Built by residents for medical students, this site aims to empower the next generation of surgeons to make informed career goals and achieve them. We are here to guide you through the first step to an ENT career, the residency application process.
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At 11, my curiosity for surgery blossomed while observing my veterinarian father operate. Even though I thought many times about becoming a zoo vet (tigers are my spirit animal), I ultimately went for human medicine and found head and neck anatomy. Otolaryngology may be defined by a relatively narrow stretch of anatomy, but in practice it integrates many body systems. The more I learned about ENT the more I understood why ENT surgeons say it is the best kept secret of surgery!
Yet, as an MS4, I was not a typical, “top of the class, crazy high board score” student auditioning for ENT. I had to give it my all and then some and reached out to many residents/mentors for advice. Now, as a resident, I want to pay it forward. One of my favorite quotes from a mentor is “luck favors the well prepared,” aka if I can do it, so can you!
I absolutely fell in love with ENT during my third year rotation. At first I was scared to pursue ENT because of how competitive it was. The best advice I got was that even if I didn’t match, at least I would have know that I tried and never have to wonder, what if? And I’m so glad I did!
Auditioning was hard but the long hours in the car from CA to OH, the five months away from home, and the moving to a new place every 2 weeks paid off! Now I am an otolaryngology resident at St. John Providence in Michigan and I want to share what I’ve learned on the audition trail and help medical students interested in the specialty.