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Resident | Resident Application & Compensation

Our deadline for receiving applications this year is Friday, October 4, 2019. Please make sure your application is COMPLETE. Everything we need from you should be in your ERAS application for the initial review. If you are applying for the Research track, please read the additional research supplemental below.

We have two tracks:

Categorical Clinical – 5 years of Clinical
Categorical Research – 5 years of clinical + 2 years of Research

These are totally separate tracks, so please apply for both if you are interested.

Interview Dates for Clinical and Research Applications:

  • TBA
  • TBA


Many members of the clinical faculty will be interviewing candidates. 

Candidate Events Timeline

Friday evening mixer (optional event) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the night before interview day provides an opportunity for applicants to meet residents in a less formal setting. 

Saturday Interview Day begins at 7am and ends approximately 5pm. A catered breakfast will be available at 6:30 am and a catered lunch will be provided for applicants, faculty and residents. 

At 7am, applicants will be welcomed by Department Chair Craig Buchman, MD and receive a Training Program Overview by Residency Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH along with a few senior residents. Then applicants will have multiple brief interviews with faculty and senior residents, a tour of the facilities (hospitals, research labs and our new simulation lab) as well as a tour of the city.

  • Clinical applicants will interview in the morning and tour in the afternoon
  • Research applicants will tour in the morning and interview in the afternoon


The hotel located closest to Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is The Parkway Hotel, which is actually linked by enclosed walkway to the School of Medicine. It is located close to the Central West End Metrolink stop. For more information about The Parkway and other nearby hotels, please see the lodging list (bottom of this page). Note: When making your reservation, be sure to ask for the special WashU rate!

Research Applicants:

As a candidate for the Physician-Scientist Program, which offers the full five years of clinical training plus two NIH-funded research years and didactic education, please forward the following information as a single pdf file so that we may consider your application more extensively before our final selection for interviews. The deadline for submitting your research supplemental is Friday, October 4, 2019.

You can email your Physician-Scientist information to: 

A brief description of your research interests and research background (total of 2-3 paragraphs). Please organize as follows:

  1. Research interests - What specific aspect of Otolaryngology is of most interest to you and why (e.g., head and neck surgery, laryngology, otology, outcomes research, rhinology, tumor biology)? If you have a specific study you would like to perform during your research years, please include as a brief outline. Please indicate whether work in a specific departmental laboratory interests you (visit our website If you have broad interests and have not decided on a particular research area/laboratory/mentor at this time, please indicate so. Please be assured that your application will not be adversely rated if you don’t have a particular research project in mind. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with interests in clinical and translational research and population health sciences.
  2. Research background  (including number of publications and number of first-author publications)

Resident Contact & Outreach: If you would like more information about our program or life in St. Louis, please let us know. We'd be happy to arrange for one of our current research residents to contact you.

Individuals applying for the seven-year program will be interviewed by a mix of clinicians and physician-scholars in Otolaryngology. In addition, during the on-site interview, applicants will have an opportunity to obtain more details concerning ongoing research at Washington University. If there is a particular research scientist or physician-scholar you would like to meet with during your on-site interview, please let us know.

For more information regarding our program and research opportunities in the Department, please check our website at


Barnes-Jewish Hospital is located within the Washington University Medical Center in the "Central West End" of St. Louis. The two major intersections are U.S. Highway 40 (Interstate 64) and Kingshighway. Take the Kingshighway North exit; turn right on Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza. The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery office is located on the 9th floor of the McMillan building (517 S Euclid). See #6 on the Washington University Medical Center map

Metrolink is a rail service that runs from the airport area to our downtown area, which has various stops along the way. The cost is $3 for a 2-hour pass and $7.50 for an all day pass. Our stop would be Central West End station. Cross the other side of Euclid and continue left (South), to the McMillan Hospital Building entrance. Take the double elevators to 9th floor and our office is located at the John B. Shapleigh Memorial Library, Suite 9916 and ask for Maria Harrington.

Parking: If you are driving, you may use: Barnes-Jewish Hospital South Garage on the Washington University Medical Center map. We are unable to offer parking validation.

Discounted Airport-to-Hotel Shuttle Transportation: Washington University and GO BEST Express have partnered together to provide convenient shared ride shuttle service to/from the airport and local hotels. Click here to receive a discount of 15% off standard rates. The discounted rate is $21.25 ($25 standard rate) one way and $38.25 ($45 standard rate) round trip for an individual traveler. Discount rate ONLY available by booking through the provided link. Reservations made on the spot at the counter will be subject to standard rates of $25 one way.

Lodging: (Ask for special Washington University rate)

The Parkway Hotel

4550 Forest Park Boulevard
Phone: 314-256-7777
Washington University rate: approx. $115 + tax

Hampton Inn & Suite
5650 Oakland Avenue
Phone: 800-Hampton or 314-655-3993
Washington University rate: 20% off the Best Available Rate + tax

Cheshire Inn & Lodge

6306 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-647-7300
Washington University rate: approx. $140 + tax

Drury Inn & Suites near Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: 314-646-0770
Ask for Washington University rate: approx. $107 + tax
Ask for Rate Code: 307236

Pear Tree Inn (Union Station)
2201 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-241-3200 or 1-800-DRURYINN
Ask for Washington University rate: approx. $85 + tax
Ask for Rate Code: 307236
MetroLink Stop - 1/4 Mile
Shuttle to Medical Campus available

Drury Inn Union Station
201 South 20th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-231-3900
Washington University rate: approx. $99 + tax
Ask for Rate Code: 307236
MetroLink Stop - 1 Block
Shuttle to Medical Campus available

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
MS 8115-06-805F
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Building Address

517 South Euclid Avenue
9th Floor McMillan Building, Room 9916
St. Louis, MO 63110

Senior Resident Program Coordinator

Maria Harrington

Resident Program Coordinator

Jana Richardson

WU/BJH/SLCH Graduate Medical Education Consortium for Residents & House Staff


Washington University Medical School/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Approved Housestaff Stipends
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

PGY Level Annual Stipend
PGY1 56,217
PGY2 58,454
PGY3 61,087
PGY4 63,837
PGY5 65,724

July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018

PGY Level Annual Stipend
PGY1 54,846
PGY2 57,028
PGY3 59,597
PGY4 62,280
PGY5 64,121