Education FAQ

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology

The fellows are based primarily at Seattle Children’s Hospital. They will have the opportunity to go to the Ambulatory Care Center in Bellevue several times over the course of the year.

The subspecialty clinics all have associated clinical databases that allow for robust research opportunities. Several of the faculty also have active laboratories that are available to the fellows. All fellows are expected to complete at least one research project during the fellowship.

We accept the common application through the San Francisco Match. A completed application includes three letters of reference, including one from the residency program director.

See Otolaryngology

The deadline for application is February 1. Please note that this may be different from the deadline for submission of the Common Application to the San Francisco Match.

Applicants will be notified in early February whether or not they are offered an interview.

Two interview dates will be offered. One date will be coordinated with the other pediatric otolaryngology fellowship west coast programs. A second interview date will be determined. The applicant will be able to choose either date based upon availability.

Residency Program

The University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited program that participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service. Important dates and specific procedures can be located on that site. 

There are four residency positions offered annually. Three of the four spots are for a 6-year program that includes 1 year of dedicated T-32 funded research, and the fourth position is for a 7-year program that includes 2 years of dedicated T-32 funded research. The 6- and 7-year programs are ranked separately in ERAS. Please view the attached TABLE for details.

More information is available from the Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Program Coordinator. E-mail Domonique Calhoun or call her at 206-543-5662. 


The selection process involves review of the entire application by several members of the selection committee, and details are given here.

Information about elective clerkship rotations is available here (UW Medicine Education - Otolaryngology).

Details including a sample rotation schedule are available here.

Residents of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery conduct research in a large number of disciplines with mentorship from within and outside the department. Our goal is to train our residents to be the future leaders of Otolaryngology in both clinical and research endeavors. We provide opportunities for scholarly work in a wide variety of basic science, translational and outcomes research topics. These include hearing related topics (Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center); molecular and genetic profiles of oral cavity cancer (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center); outcomes studies in head and neck cancer, voice disorders, rhinology, sleep surgery; computer-aided skull base surgery; and vascular and lymphatic malformations. For more information, click here.

Details are available through the University of Washington Graduate Medical Education Office's Prospective Residents & Fellows page. Scroll down to the section titled "Residency & Fellowship Position (RFPA)" for information about the contract between residents and the university. Information about stipends is found in the section titled “Resident & Fellow Physician Union - Northwest (RFPU-NW) Collective Bargaining Agreement” and in this document: “UW Resident/Fellow Stipend Schedule for RFPU-NW Members.”

Residents attend local, regional and national courses in various subspecialties including, sinus, otology, facial plastics, head and neck, and airway management among others.

You'll find more information about our residency program here.