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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990 Sep;116(9):1041-3.

The resident selection process in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77550.


This study was undertaken to characterize the objective information available about applicants to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency positions, and to determine the influence of these factors on obtaining a residency position. Applicants to the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery programs at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and University of Louisville (Ky) were studied. Thirty-one variables were examined, representing demographic and academic factors. Excellent academic performance in medical school (as represented by medical school grade-point average greater than 3.4, National Board part I score greater than 650, class percentile rank greater than 85th percentile, honors grades in both junior medicine and surgery clinical clerkships, or [5] election to Alpha Omega Alpha) was significantly correlated with success in obtaining an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency position.

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