Can I send a "Universal Application for Residency" to apply to
Due to contractual agreements, we accept applications submitted
through ERAS only.
When is your deadline for applications?
Our deadline for accepting applications is October
How many letters of recommendation do I need to submit?
Three, in addition to your Dean's Letter.
Do all of my letters of recommendation need to be from emergency
No, however, we do encourage that at least one of your letters
comes from an emergency physician and we prefer that it be in the
emergency medicine standard letter of recommendation (SLOR) format.
The other letters can be from any attending with whom you
have worked closely and can best assess your abilities and
If I rotated in the emergency department at Doctors Hospital,
can one of my letters be from your department?
No, your three letters of recommendation should come from other
rotations. If asked, however, we will provide a letter of
recommendation that you can use when applying to other
Is there a maximum number of letters of recommendation you will
ERAS allows for no more than four letters of recommendation to
be sent to any one program; however, you do not need to send the
same four letters to all programs.
If I do a rotation at Doctors Hospital, does that guarantee that
I will be offered an interview?
No. All applicants are screened using the same
criteria. However, a rotation in our department can be
helpful to candidates whose applications do not adequately
demonstrate their interest in and aptitude for emergency
What are your criteria for an interview
We are seeking candidates that have a minimum score of
500 on COMLEX Part I; are ranked in the top half of their class;
have been active in research, community and/or leadership
activities, and have a demonstrated interest in emergency
How will I be notified if I am offered an interview?
Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by
When should I call to schedule an interview?
You may call or email our residency coordinator to schedule an
interview after you have been invited to interview by email.
How are interview dates assigned?
We offer multiple interview dates throughout the recruitment
season. If you are offered an interview, you may select the
one that best fits into your schedule. Each day has a limited
number of slots available. They are filled on a first come,
first served basis.
Do you provide overnight housing for interviews?
No. You will receive a list of hotels in the surrounding
area when you confirm your interview date.
Are there any activities the night before the interview?
Yes, there is a casual dinner with residents the night prior to
the interview. You will receive information about the dinner
when we confirm your interview date. Attendance at this event
is not required, but it is encouraged.