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Residency Application

The Johns Hopkins University Emergency Medicine Residency is a Four Year Program. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for PGY-1 match positions. We welcome allopathic, osteopathic and Canadian medical school applicants but require that you complete the USMLE EXAM Step 1. We accept no other board scores. International medical school graduates need to contact the ECFMG for application materials. Our program specific requirements are listed below. 

Application Requirements

The ERAS application:

  1. Personal statement.
  2. Dean’s letter.
  3. Medical school transcript.
  4. Results of Part I of the USMLE, and Part II when available.
    • Note: We require that all Allopathic, Osteopathic and Canadian medical school applicants complete the USMLE EXAM Step 1. We do not accept any other board scores. 
  5. Three letters of recommendation.
    • Note: We require that one be from an emergency medicine physician. We accept the CORD Standard Letters of Recommendation (SLOR) forms.
  6. Applicants with previous residency experience must submit letters from their previous program director.

Foreign/International Medical Graduate applications must include:

  1. A copy of your ECFMG certification.
  2. Copies of all: ECFMG, FMGEMS, FLEX scores. 
  3. At least three letters of recommendation.
  4. Note: We require that one letter be from emergency medicine physicians from the U.S.A. but it is suggested that two of your letters come from emergency physicians.
  5. The hospital accepts ONLY J1 visas.
  6. One year of U.S. clinical experience is required.
  7. Graduation from medical school not more than two years ago.
  8. No failing scores on Parts I and II of USMLE.
Lida Regan M.D. Photo
Linda Regan, M.D., FACEP,
Residency Program Director

Deadlines and Interview Scheduling

  1. Please try to have your application complete by October 1st, when the Dean’s letter is released. 
  2. Interviews will be offered to applicants with completed applications starting the first week of October.  We do not offer interviews before October 1st.
  3. While our formal application deadline for submitting applications is November 15th, due to the high number of competitive applications we receive and the fact that interviews are scheduled from the first week in October, we find that new applications submitted after November 1st rarely result in an interview.  
  4. We notify candidates accepted for interviews by email. 
  5. Interviews are held on Fridays between November 1 and January 31.

Interview Day

The interview day begins with a program overview by the Program Director. That is followed by Chairman's Hour, a lunch with the residents, a tour of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and interviews with three faculty members. Your day will end around 4:30 p.m. You will be invited to attend an applicant reception with current residents the evening before your interview day.


The Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 6-100
Baltimore, MD 21287
emresidency@jhmi.edu · 410-955-5107