Recruitment 2022-23 Information

Although in-person interviews have been the staple for residency selection processes for decades, we have learned that the virtual format provides greater equity and opportunity for all learners. As such, the AAMC has recommended continuing virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 cycle. Rush University Medical Center will honor this guidance for all applicants including local candidates. Although interviews will remain virtual, the Otolaryngology program at Rush has upheld 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. While in-person interviews provide a better sense of the program culture as well as offer intangible benefits and insights that are not available in a virtual format, 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.


Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD, FARS
Program Director

Anatoli Karas, MD
Associate Program Director


How to Apply

The Rush Otolaryngology program will fill two spots in the 2023 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 September 28, 2022 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 19, 2022
  • Friday, December 9, 2022
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023

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 Kathleen Javor, Residency Program Manager.

Live Program Information Webinars Schedule - Register Here!

2022 Dates

Date Time Webinar Topic Faculty Presenter Webinar Video
Thursday, September 1, 2022

5:30pm - 6:30 pm

Program Leadership Dr. Batra
Dr. Tajudeen
Dr. Karas
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm Resident Webinar Residents
Monday, September 12, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm Head & Neck Surgery Dr. Al-khudari
Dr. Bhayani
Dr. Stenson
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm Rhinology Dr. Tajudeen
Dr. Papagiannopoulos
Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm FPRS Dr. Revenaugh
Dr. Smith
Dr. Eggerstedt
Monday, September 19. 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm Special Education Programs Dr. Tajudeen
Dr. Jagasia
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30 pm Sleep Surgery & Pediatrics Dr. Hutz
Dr. Karas
TBD   Otology Dr. Michaelides
Dr. Wiet