Otolaryngology Residency

Our program offers exposure to more than 3,900 otolaryngology operative procedures per year alongside fellowship-trained faculty.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Otolaryngology Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

We are proud of the well-rounded experience our residents receive in all aspects of otolaryngology. Our high faculty-to-resident ratio provides close mentoring and early hands-on experience in the clinic, hospital and operative settings.

We accept one resident each year.


The first year of training consists of one-month rotations, including six months of otolaryngology.

Additional rotations include:

  • Pediatric surgery
  • Surgical ICU
  • Oral maxillofacial surgery
  • Emergency/trauma surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Anesthesiology and emergency medicine

The first year is very hands-on and provides substantial experience in managing surgical patients in the outpatient and hospital settings.


The final four years of training are focused on developing the skills necessary to become an independently practicing general otolaryngologist. Each year is divided into subject based rotations to allow for a focused experience in the subspecialties of otolaryngology.

Rotations include:

  • Otology/neurotology
  • Rhinology
  • Head and neck cancer
  • VA otolaryngology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • General otolaryngology

Our two-month, subject-based rotations are designed to allow for continuity of care where residents will participate in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of otolaryngologic disease in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Residents rotate through Scott & White Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center – Temple and the Central Texas VA Center. Early hands-on experience in the PGY-1 year allows for our residents’ accelerated autonomy in clinical management and in the operating room with appropriate supervision.

Our faculty’s expertise spans the breadth of otolaryngology. In addition, the resident’s clinical experience will be augmented by interactions with outside faculty members from neurosurgery, plastic surgery, endocrine surgery, oral-maxillofacial surgery, pathology, neuroradiology and radiation oncology. Our residents and faculty actively participate in several multispecialty teams, including Head and Neck Tumor Board, Neurosurgical Tumor Board, Cleft Palate Team and Cochlear Implant Team. 

Education is enhanced with weekly conferences that include faculty and resident led didactics, simulation labs, anatomy dissection labs, journal club, M&M, case studies and oral board preparation. 

  • ENT residents before the second session of the ENT annual training exam in March 2023

  • The ENT Resident Library was dedicated to recently retired Dr. Lewis Hutchinson, who was instrumental in teaching our residents over the years

  • Dr. Buras with her poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting in 2022 for which she received an award

  • Dr. Ryan Raju, program faculty, and Dr. Matthew Bridges, in the OR

  • Resident physicians practicing airway simulation during ENT Bootcamp AY 20-21

  • ENT residents and faculty enjoying down time at Topgolf

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Application Requirements

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • All other requirements as outlined by the ERAS application process

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Robin Wilson
Phone: 254.724.7315
Fax: 254.724.4650

Otolaryngology Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st. St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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