Resident Application Information

We accept applications for the residency program only through ERAS.  The deadline every year is October 28.  You must work through your medical school dean’s office for processing on ERAS, even if you are not a recent graduate.  If you are a foreign medical school graduate, please refer to the ECFMG website

 The following items should be transmitted through ERAS:

  • An ERAS application
  • Scores on National Boards, Part 1 (and Part 2 if available)
  • Two letters of recommendation (minimum).  (A Chairman’s letter is not required.)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter
  • CV
  • Personal Statement

All documents except the Dean’s letter must be transmitted by October 28.  Deans’ letters must arrive electronically by November 8 and will be added only to the applications otherwise complete by October 28.  We do not require any additional forms in hardcopy.

In a typical year, we review approximately 700 completed applications and select approximately 45 applicants for interviews.  We rank all of the students we interview.  We also rank, but do not formally interview, all students who do rotations, which include the visiting students as well as the GW students.  The rotation takes the place of a formal interview.

Please direct inquiries to:

Ivan Rivas
Education Coordinator
202-741-3311
irivas@mfa.gwu.edu