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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 2016
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 2016 and are filled via NRMP.
Clinical (Advanced) Anesthesia (CA1) — 1 position available for 2016 and 1 position for 2017
These positions start on July 1, 2016 and 2017 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 2016 at the same time as applying for the CA position for 2017.

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 2016
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 2016
This is a program designed for applicants who wish to pursue a research career following anesthesiology residency. The Bonica Scholars will receive a $10,000 award during their CA1-3 years of residency training. A limited number of positions are available through the NRMP. (We are currently updating this program to bring it in-line with the ABA research training model of 23 months of research in a 60 month training program). A full description of this program is available from the program (please contact Dr. K Souter In addition to the ERAS application (below), a separate application is also required; this 2 page form may be downloaded below and submitted by email. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their interest in the program with Dr. K Souter. Applicants to the Bonica Scholars program will be invited to attend a special Q&A session on the Sunday afternoon before the main Monday interviews. (dates to be advised)

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 (required for all applicants – both DOs and MDs)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (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 30, 2015.

Applications will be carefully reviewed and selected applicants will be invited for interview. Formal interview days take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. The number of interview places is limited and applicants are asked to provide a prompt response to an invitation for interview and also to provide ample notification (ideally a minimum of a week) if they choose to withdraw from an interview.

Our interview dates for this application period are:

  • November 2, 9, 23, 30, 2015
  • December 7, 14, 21, 2015
  • January 4, 11, 19, 2016

On these interview days, applicants will be provided a continental breakfast, lunch, and the opportunity for you to speak informally with residents who are currently in our program. There will also be an opportunity to get together over dinner with residents the evening before the interviews.


Please call, email or write if you need additional information or assistance. Contact Louena Goodwin: 206-543-2773, fax 206-543-2958,

Our program is indexed on the AMA's Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA). Go to FREIDA and search for our program using our 10-digit identifier: 0405421161