Application Information

To Apply
  • In the ERAS application, select our program in "Add Programs." We are listed by state - District of Columbia, discipline - Emergency Medicine, and by type of program - PGY 1,2,3,4.
  • All of the information that you would like the Selection Committee to review must be submitted through the ERAS system. If we need any supplementary material, we will contact you.
  • Students with US Citizenship should apply to the Emergency Medicine Track only.
  • International candidates with sponsorship need to apply to the International Emergency Medicine Track. Please contact Shereen Toubaji, MBA, Program Manager in the Office of International Medicine Programs at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences: stoubaji@email.gwu.edu
Application Requirements

Our residents are selected through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Criteria for placing applicants on the Rank Order List for the Match include the documents listed below and a personal interview.

  • ERAS Common Application Form from each Emergency Medicine rotation - letters can be uploaded after the due date for later rotations.
  • Medical school transcript.
  • Personal statement.
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript: There is no minimum score requirement for standardized testing scores. We understand that USMLE/COMLEX Step 2 scores may not be available by the application deadline, but you are encouraged to upload them as soon as they are available. Step 2 scores must be submitted in order to be included on our Rank Order List. The deadline for Step 2 scores is February 15, 2022.
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • eSLOEs are required for all Emergency Medicine rotations completed at an institution with an EM residency program. While one eSLOE is required by October 1, we encourage you to have two eSLOE’s in your application by your interview date. We recognize that you may not have the opportunity to complete an away rotation or you will be completing your rotation after September – these factors will not negatively affect your application. If you have special circumstances that preclude you from obtaining an eSLOE, please note in your Personal Statement.
  • Non-EM letters should be obtained from faculty who can attest to your clinical abilities, your professionalism, and/or career development. These letters should not be in the eSLOE format.
  • Applicants with prior residency training must submit a letter from the Program Director of each training program they participated in.
  • GW only sponsors J1 visas with no exceptions. You must be certified by the ECFMG before entering our program.
Some Notes On Applying to Our Program

EM letters should be in the eSLOE format and submitted for Emergency Medicine rotation completed. Letters can be uploaded after the application due date for later rotations.

Non-EM letters should be obtained from faculty who can attest to your clinical abilities, your professionalism, and/or career development. These letters are not required to be in the eSLOE format.

Applicants with prior residency training must submit a letter from the Program Director of each training program they participated in.

USMLE/COMLEX transcript: There is no minimum score requirement for standardized testing scores. We understand that USMLE/COMLEX Step 2 scores may not be available by the application deadline, but you are encouraged to upload them as soon as they are available. Step 2 scores must be submitted in order to be included on our Rank Order List. The deadline for Step 2 scores is February 15, 2021.

Osteopathic applicants: We strongly encourage you to take the USMLE exams.

International applicants: You must have a very competitive overall application to be considered. Letters from a US emergency physician based on a clinical experience in the US can greatly strengthen your application.

We only sponsor a J1 visa with no exceptions. You must be certified by the ECFMG before entering our program.

Applicants with prior residency training must submit a letter from the director of each program.

Our residents are selected through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Criteria for placing applicants on the Rank Order List for the Match include the aforementioned documents and a personal interview.

Salary and Benefits

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and wish you the best of luck in the match!

 

Application Timeline

  • Applications Due: November 1, 2021
  • Invitations will start to be sent out after October 20th, 2021, and will continue on a rolling basis until December 15th, 2021
  • Updates to applicants regarding hold or inactive status will be sent by December 15, 2021.
  • Virtual Interview Days will be held on:
    October 28th, November 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 30th
  • December 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 29th
  • We are excited to be doing a virtual interview season again this year! Residents will be hosting virtual Meet & Greets throughout the interview season. We hope that later in the season, there will be opportunities to meet us in person.

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and wish you the best of luck in the match!