Recruitment 2021-22 Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health care in unprecedented ways and its continued effects on the 2021-22 residency application and match cycle are likely to be significant. The AAMC and Otolaryngology Program Directors Society recently announced in late August 2021 to recommend all virtual interviews. Rush University Medical Center will be following this guidance. Here at Rush, the Otolaryngology program has returned to full in-person educational sessions while maintaining recommendations outlined by the institution, local authorities and the CDC. Virtual Education is being utilized to supplement our programming but not the primary method of teaching as was the case during the start of the pandemic. Although these virtual interviews will never fully take the place of in-person experiences, we have provided a comprehensive look at the various aspects of our program with a series of virtual live webinars in September, which you can view below.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.


Phil Losavio, MD, MS
Program Director

Inna Husain, MD
Associate Program Director


How to Apply

The Rush Otolaryngology program will fill two spots in the 2022 Match.

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS, and National Resident Matching Program, or NRMP.

Please submit the following via ERAS by October 1, 2021 for consideration:

  • ERAS application
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step I score
  • USMLE Step II CK score (if available)

Interviews will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Friday, December 3, 2021
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022

Applicants invited to interview typically have excellent credentials from LCME-accredited medical schools, are in the upper ranks of their medical school classes, are well rounded, and scored well on USMLE Step I. Many demonstrate interest in the field through participation in otolaryngology research while in medical school and demonstrate superb interpersonal skills during the interview.

Qualified applicants must be able to secure temporary licensure in Illinois.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Barbara A. Crenshaw, Residency Program Manager.


Live Program Information Webinars Schedule

Date Time Webinar Topic Faculty Presenter Webinar Video
September 9, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm Program Leadership Dr. Batra
Dr. LoSavio
Dr. Husain
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September 13, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm Rhinology Dr. Tajudeen
Dr. Papagiannopoulos
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September 16, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sleep Surgery & Laryngology Dr. LoSavio
Dr. Husain
Dr. Hutz
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September 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Pediatric Otolaryngology Dr. Jeffe
Dr. Karas
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September 23, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm Special Education Programs Dr. Jagasia
Dr. LoSavio
Dr. Tajudeen
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September 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Otology Dr. Michaelides
Dr. Wiet
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September 29, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm Head and Neck Dr. Al-Khudari
Dr. Stenson
Dr. Bhayani
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September 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm FPRS Dr. Revenaugh
Dr. Smith
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