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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send a "Universal Application for Residency"?
No. Due to our agreement with ERAS, we can no longer accept paper applications.

When is your deadline for applications?
December 1. We cannot accept applications after that date unless there are extenuating circumstances. If that is the case, you should contact our residency coordinator to discuss your situation.

How many letters of recommendation do I need to submit?
Three, in addition to your Dean’s Letter.

Do you require a letter from the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at my school?
No. However, if you have worked closely with your chairman in a clinical or research setting, it would be appropriate to include a letter from him or her.

Do all of my letters of recommendation need to be from emergency physicians?
No. We encourage you to ask for letters from faculty with whom you have worked closely and who will best be able to assess your clinical and/or research abilities. However, it is recommended that one of your letters come from an emergency physician.

Is there a maximum number of letters of recommendation you will accept?
ERAS allows as many letters of recommendation as you feel necessary; however, no more than four letters may be sent to any individual program.

How will I be notified if I am offered an interview?
All applicants will be notified by email whether they have been offered an interview or not.

How are interview dates assigned?
When you recive an offer by email you will be given a list of interview date options with instructions to email us your top three choices.
We cannot guarantee the availability of the dates you request, as each day has a limited number of spots available.
We will, however, do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Do you offer a travel stipend for interviews?

Do you provide overnight housing for interviews?
Many of our residents have offered to host applicants in their homes overnight, and we will provide contact information for those residents. In addition, we provide a list of area hotels that offer discounts for visitors to Johns Hopkins.

Are there any activities the night before my interview?
Each Thursday evening during the interview season, there is a casual gathering for residents and applicants only. You will receive information about the gathering when we confirm your interview date.

How do I sign up for a visiting rotation at Johns Hopkins?
In order to schedule a visiting elective at Johns Hopkins, you need to contact our School of Medicine Registrar at 410-955-3080 or

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



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