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Application Dates & Deadlines
- Application materials due: December 1, 2020
- Interview dates: November 2020 – January 2021
National Resident Matching Program Tracks
Applicants may apply for multiple programs in the NRMP.
- The 4-year Categorical Program (1353040C0)
- 17 positions
- Start Date: July 1, 2021 (orientation begins approximately two weeks before the program start date)
- The 3-year Advanced Program (1353040A0)
- 2 positions
- Start Date: July 1, 2022 (orientation begins approximately one week before the program start date)
- The 5-year Academic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) (1353040C1)
- 2 positions
- Start date: July 1, 2021 (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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- 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 Program Coordinator, 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 email@example.com. For questions about our residency and training programs, please contact:
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
December 1, 2020.
While not required, it is definitely preferable.
It is preferable that at least one letter come from an anesthesiologist.
Yes. The percentage of IMGs in our program is 8.75%.