The mission of the Boston Medical Center Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program is to provide outstanding, comprehensive resident training in all core competencies of the ACGME.


To train physicians to become outstanding clinicians and surgeons who can treat all aspects of diseases within Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and uphold the highest degree of ethical character and professionalism in academic and private hospitals nationwide.

Who we are training.

Most of our residents come from US allopathic medical schools and represent all cultures and communities.  Many of our residents have family or educational ties to the New England region.  Residents choose our program for the robust and comprehensive clinical education, the ability to work in a diverse academic medical center, to participate in innovative research, and to live in Boston.

How we meet the needs of our service area (local, regional, national).

We care for patients in four unique settings which covers the population of each institution and represents a diverse patient base.  BMC is a safety-net tertiary care system for the state of MA and covers primary care for the health centers in the Boston region. BCH cares for all children with a variety of complexities from local to international. The Boston VA is a tertiary care site for veterans in New England. LHMC serves the metro-west and northern suburbs for both secondary and tertiary care.

How we differentiate our program from others in the same specialty / subspecialty.

Our program provides the opportunity for a complete, balanced training in all subspecialties of Otolaryngology in diverse environments serving four unique patient populations and hospital systems. Our residents learn how to care for all, without exception, in settings which are representative of urban/ suburban populations. Our department, medical School, and medical center provide residents with abundant innovative basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities.

What our trainees do when they graduate.

Most graduates go into either a general private practice or do a subspecialty fellowship before entering a private practice or academic setting; there is a 50% fellowship rate for graduates.  We have had a few graduates go directly into an academic practice. Our trainees practice in all regions of the United States.

What patient populations we serve.

We have four training sites, each of which have a different patient population.  Through these sites our residents treat patients of all cultures, races, genders and ages, from urban, suburban and rural populations, in hospital-based practices.