Application Information

Ambulance parked at the GW Foggy Bottom Hospital 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. Students requiring visas should apply to the International Emergency Medicine Track.

Application Timeline:

  • Applications Due: November 1, 2020
  • Hospital roomInvitations will start to be sent out after October 21st and will continue on a rolling basis until January 19, 2021.
  • Updates to applicants regarding hold or inactive status will be sent by November 30, 2020.
  • Virtual Interview Days will be held on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 28, 29 and December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 29 and January 13 and 20.
  • Residents will be hosting virtual Meet & Greets throughout Interview Season by invitation only. Information will be sent once you are extended an interview at our program.

Application Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.

Medical readings 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.


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