The mission of the Boston Medical Center Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program is to provide outstanding, comprehensive resident training in all subspecialties of Otolaryngology. The program will provide a diverse cohort of residents with education in professionalism, equity, social determinants of health, and research in addition to all core competencies of the ACGME. 

Residency Diversity Statement

We are a dedicated team of clinicians, educators, trainees, researchers, and staff from different countries and various regions of the U.S. The culture of our program is defined by the unique perspectives that we each bring with us. As both a large academic medical center and a safety-net hospital serving the communities of Boston and its surroundings, our trainees engage in cutting edge research and gain real-world clinical experience by providing exceptional care for all populations regardless of status.  We are committed to promoting cultural competency, equity and inclusion, and addressing the social determinants of health which affect our patients. We strive to maintain a diverse workforce, and aim to create a collaborative space for our members to learn, grow, and succeed in their life goals. We are dedicated to welcoming and celebrating individuals of all races, ethnicities, social backgrounds, religion, gender, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.


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.