Residency Application

PGY1 Applications

The University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals Emergency Medicine Program accepts PGY1 applications only through ERAS – the Electronic Residency Application Service, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). We no longer accept paper applications.

Required Documents

The following items are required as part of your ERAS application:

Personal Statement

Please submit a brief personal statement telling us something about yourself, your plans for residency training, and your career goals in medicine (academic medicine, practice, general Emergency medicine, medicine subspecialty, type and location of practice, etc.)

Medical School Transcript

Ask your medical school to provide an official copy of your transcript.

Dean's Letter

Ask your medical school to provide a copy of your Dean's letter. Your Dean's letter is required to complete your application.

Letters of Recommendation

One Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is required for application; 2 are preferred. Therefore, you should complete your Emergency Medicine rotations as soon as possible.

USMLE Scores

Please be sure to submit your USMLE Step 1 score. Step 2 scores are preferred but not required to complete your application


The UW Emergency Medicine Residency Program accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency program. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents or fellows in its clinical training programs unless the resident/fellow is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H- 1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME Office and the UW Provost's Office.

Interview Procedures

Invitations to visit our program and to have interviews with our faculty will be given only to applicants who, in our opinion, have a reasonable chance of matching into our program. We do not offer individual interviews outside of the scheduled group interview sessions.

An invitation can be extended only after we have reviewed material supporting your application. Your Dean's letter is required to complete your application. After reviewing your application materials, we will let you know via e-mail if you are being invited to visit our program and interview.

Since there is a limit to the number of applicants we can accommodate on any given day, as soon as possible after receiving your invitation, you should schedule your visit with our office.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our residency program please contact our office at