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Application Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications materials due via ERAS: December 1, 2022
  • Interview dates: October 2022 – January 2023

National Resident Matching Program Tracks

Applicants may apply for multiple programs in the NRMP.

  1. The 4-year Categorical Program (1353040C0)
    • 17 positions
    • Start Date: July 1, 2022 (orientation begins approximately two weeks before the program start date)
  2. The 3-year Advanced Program (1353040A0)
    • 2 positions
    • Start Date: July 1, 2023 (orientation begins approximately one week before the program start date)
  3. The 5-year Academic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) (1353040C1)
    • 2 positions
    • Start date: July 1, 2022 (orientation begins approximately two weeks before the program start date)

How to Apply

The Department of Anesthesiology participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

If you are a medical student, contact your dean’s office for application details.

If you are an international student applying through ERAS, contact the ECFMG Office at erashelp@ecfmg.org or call (215) 386-5900.

If you are an international medical graduate, you are required to have ECFMG certification before applying to the program.

We sponsor only J1 Visas.

A complete residency application consists of the following, all of which are submitted through ERAS:

  • Completed application through ERAS
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript from medical school
  • Letter from the dean of your medical school
  • At least three letters of recommendation, preferably one from an anesthesiologist.
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) score. Step 1 score is required; Step 2 and Step 3 scores will be considered if available. Passage on the first attempt is required.

Applying to the Research Training Program(s)

If you are interested in the Washington University Scholars Program (WU Scholars) or the Academic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP), make sure that one of the letters of recommendation you upload to ERAS is from your thesis advisor or research mentor.

In addition to the standard ERAS Application, please submit a one page statement to our Manager of Education Programs, Erin Wood, detailing your research background, possible future research interests, and an idea of your career plans.

We also ask applicants to these programs to attend a special interview day that includes a detailed look at our department’s research projects, our trainees and scientists, and our infrastructure.


For additional application questions, please contact us at anest.residency@anest.wustl.edu. For questions about our residency and training programs, please contact:

Tegan Fugate

Program Coordinator

Erin Wood

Manager of Education Programs

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 CK? Is there an attempt limit?

You should make an effort to take the USMLE step 2 CK 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?

Applications materials are due via ERAS by December 1, 2021.

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%.