The Department of Anesthesiology offers three tracks for the NRMP Match.

  1. The 4 year Categorical Program (1353040C0)
    • 17 Positions
    • Start Date of July 1, 2020 (Orientation will start approximately a week before the program start date)
  2. The 3 year Advanced Program (1353040A0)
    • 2 Positions
    • Start Date of July 1, 2021 (Orientation will start approximately a week before the program start date)
  3. The 5 year ASAP (Academic Scholars Advancement Program) (1353040C1)
    • 2 Positions (categorical)
    • Start Date of July 1, 2020 (Orientation will start approximately a week before the program start date)

The Application Deadline is December 1, 2019.

Medical Students should contact the Dean’s office of their Medical School for application. For applying through ERAS, International Medical Graduates should contact the ECFMG Office at or call (215) 386-5900. Foreign medical graduates are required to have ECFMG certification before applying to the program. We sponsor only J1 Visas. A complete application for the Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine consists of the following, all of which are submitted through ERAS:

  • Completed Application on ERAS
  • A personal statement
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Transcript from you Medical School
  • A letter from the Dean of your Medical School
  • Three letters of recommendations in your behalf, preferably one from an anesthesiologist
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) score.  Step 1 score is required;  Steps 2 and 3 scores will be considered if available.  (Passage on the first attempt is required.) 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK minimum score requirements? Is there an attempt limit for either exam?

We view the application as a whole and as such there is no minimum score requirement. However we do require that you pass the exam on the first attempt.

By the time of application, do I need to have completed the USMLE Step 2 CS? Is there an attempt limit?

You should make an effort to take the USMLE step 2 CS exam prior to applying to our program. As above, passage on the first attempt is required.

By the time of application, do you need us to be fully ECFMG certified?


Do you have a program application deadline? If yes, what is the cut off date?

December 1, 2019.

Do you have a Time Since Graduation cut off?


Is US Clinical experience required? If yes, how much and what type?

While not required, it is definitely preferable.

Do you sponsor the H1 visa?


Do you accept the ECFMG-sponsored J1 visa?


Do you have any specific requirements for Letters of Recommendation?

It is preferable that at least one letter come from an anesthesiologist.

Do you have any International Medical Graduates?

Yes. The percentage of IMGs in our program is 8.75%.

Washington University Scholars Program and ASAP

We ask applicants to these programs to attend a special interview day that involves a detailed look at our department’s research projects, our trainees and scientists, and our infrastructure. If you are interested in the Washington University Scholars Program and ASAP, make sure that one of your letters of recommendation is from your thesis advisor or research mentor. In addition to the standard ERAS Application, please submit a statement detailing:

  • Your research background
  • Possible future research interests
  • An idea of your career plans

You may apply for multiple programs in the match: the Categorical 4 year Program (1353040C0), the Advanced 3 year Program (1353040A0), and the ASAP Innovative 5 year Program (1353040C1).

For additional questions about our residency and training programs, please contact:

Maggie Litteken
(314) 362-0227

Erin Wood
(314) 273-7806