How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To serve, to heal, to educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

The Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and all information is processed through this system without exception. Information regarding the ERAS application process and timeline is available on the website below. All positions will be offered through NRMP; participation with National Residency Matching Program required.

The application deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year is September 26, 2023.  Interview offers will occur on Thursday November 9th, 2023, in accordance with the OPDO Websites, common interview offer date with all other programs in the country.  Interviews for the Cooper Health System Otolaryngology Residency program will occur on Thursday, November 30th, 2023, and Monday, December 4th, 2023.  Interviews will be held in-person during the 2023-2024 academic year. 


Association of American Medical Colleges

ERAS applications must contain the following information in order for your application to be considered:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three original letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Personal statement describing your training goals and future career plans
  • USMLE reports
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable)

Our selection committee consists of the core faculty members. Applicant selection is based on the compilation of the medical student performance (academic, clinical, research), letters of recommendation and interview.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program requires graduation from an accredited medical school. Individuals accepted for a position in the program must be U.S. citizen, classified as a resident alien, or hold a J-1 visa.

For resources related to residency programs at Cooper, including our Post-Graduate Education brochure and benefit summary, please click here