UCSF OHNS Welcomes New Residents on Match Day 2022!

March 19, 2022

In March, applicants, medical schools and residency training programs participated in the 2022 Residency Match. The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS) welcomed five medical school students who will continue their transition to careers as young physicians here at UCSF:

  • Nikhil Arora, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Shaghauyegh Azar, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Alexandra Bourdillon, Yale School of Medicine
  • Emma Djabali, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Michelle Florentine, Sackler School of Medicine

"Match Day is such an exciting day with so many fantastic programs and outstanding so-soon-to-be physicians about to begin their journeys together," says Steven Pletcher, MD, UCSF OHNS Residency Program director. "We are very excited to start working with this exceptional group!"

According to the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), the 2022 Main Residency Match included 39,205 total positions, which is the highest number on record. Otolaryngology was one of the specialties that filled all available positions. If you are interested, read more about the work of Dr. Pletcher and the rest of the Otolaryngology Program Director's Organization Council to implement a signaling program which improves the efficiency of residency interview offers and provides a more equitable way for applicants to stand out to their favorite programs.

The residency program in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF is a five-year program in which trainees are exposed to all subspecialty areas within Otolaryngology and presented with the opportunity to work in multiple training environments. Learn more about the program.