University of Calgary - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Calgary
The University of Calgary Otolaryngology Residency Program alternates between taking one and two residents per year through the CaRMS process. We will be taking one resident through the CaRMS match in 2021. One of the strengths of our program is the large clinical volume in multiple teaching hospitals. The large number of teaching faculty relative to the low number of residents often allows even junior residents to be the "only resident" on a given ENT rotation, this allows our residents to gain extensive surgical experience early in their training.
Reference Letters: 3 letters of reference in the CaRMS format are required. Additional letters will not be considered. References from academic supervisors familiar with the candidate's academic and personal qualifications are preferred. At least 2 letters should be from otolaryngologists.
- Undergraduate and Medical School transcript required
- The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter (Dean's letter) summarizing the candidate's medical school performance and provides a summary evaluation of the student's potential as a resident.
- Personal Letter: A personal letter is required and should express the reasons why the candidate is applying to Otolaryngology, as well as, the candidate's personal attributes and life goals, and how those relate to a career in Otolaryngology. The applicant should state the important features that they seek in a training program, as well as, how they would contribute to the U of C program.
- Vision Assessment: A stereoscopic vision assessment, completed within the previous 6 months, is required. This could be performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
- Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characterisitics (CASPer®): All applicants are required to complete the online assessment, CASPer®. CASPer is an online situational judgement test that assesses for numerous personal and professional characteristics. Altus Assessments has released CASPer Snapshot, an extension of the CASPer test to help aid in the admissions process. Our program will NOT be requiring our applicants to complete Snapshot for this admissions cycle, however, please note that because of its one-time completion, other programs you are applying to may require it. You can learn more about Snapshot at the CASPer site.
- Custom CV: A custom curiculum vitae (CV) is required.
In order to provide potential applicants with an overview of the Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery training program at the University of Calgary, virtual orientation sessions, involving the program director and several current residents, will be held on January 6th and January 20th, 2021. If you are interested in attending please contact the program administrator, Ms. Chelsie O'Brien.