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Residency Training Program:
Application Process

Training Programs

In the coming interview season we are accepting applications for the following training positions:

Categorical Program — Clinical Base Year (CBY) — 22 positions available for 2019
This is the full 4 year anesthesiology residency training consisting of the UW-linked internship year and 3 years of clinical anesthesia (CA) training. These positions begin in June 2019 and are filled via NRMP.
Clinical (Advanced) Anesthesia (CA1) — 1 position available for 2019 (R) and 1 position for 2020
These positions start on July 1, 2020 and 2021 respectively, filled via NRMP: Applicants will need to complete a clinical base/internship year (CBY) prior to starting the CA1 year. Normally applicants apply for the clinical base year such as a transitional or preliminary program for June 2020 at the same time as applying for the CA1 position for 2021.

The requirements of the clinical base year are as follows—At least 6 months of rotations caring for inpatients in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, or any of the surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family medicine, or any combination of these. There must be one month and no more than two months of critical care and emergency medicine and up to one month may be taken in anesthesiology.
Five Year Combined Program in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine — 2 positions available for 2020
This program begins with the CBY year and followed by 4 years of training in clinical anesthesiology and advanced training in critical care medicine. These positions are filled via NRMP.
Bonica Scholars Program — 2 positions available for 2020
This is a program designed for applicants who wish to pursue a research career following anesthesiology residency. A full description of this program is available at this link. In addition to indicating interest in this track on the ERAS application (below), a separate 2 page application will be requested of the applicant at the time they are invited for an interview as a Bonica Scholar.

Bonica applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule their interview on one of two dates specifically designed to provide information regarding our Bonica program. In addition to giving an overview of the program, these afternoon sessions include a chance to meet potential research mentors and current Bonica Scholars, and an opportunity to meet the program leadership and discuss research interests. It is not required; we understand the financial and time constraints that applicants face. Inability to attend either of these sessions will not in any way adversely affect the application. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to discuss their interest in the program with Dr. Matthew Hallman.

Application Process

Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) — administered by the Association of American Medical College (AAMC).

Your application packet should include the following:

  • ERAS application
  • Letters of recommendation: Three or more letters of references, including one from an anesthesiologist with whom you have worked. (not including MSPE [Dean's letter]). This letter should address your performance and commitment to the study of anesthesiology.
  • Personal statement: A narrative statement which should be no longer than one typewritten pages. It should include your reasons for choosing anesthesia as a specialty. This statement affords you the opportunity to provide us with a personal profile and to point out any unusual features of your application.
  • Transcript: Your official transcript from your medical school.
  • USMLE scores (preference will be given to candidates who submit both Step 1 and Step 2 scores)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)(Dean's letter)

The program will review completed applications in the order they are received with priority going to those received early.
The deadline for applicants to be considered is October 15, 2019.

Applications will be carefully reviewed immediately after ERAS opens, the recruitment committee will review all MSPE letters once they are available on Oct 1, 2019. All interview invitations will be sent as soon as possible following release of the MSPE by medical schools.