Application Information

The Johns Hopkins University Emergency Medicine-Anesthesiology Combined Residency is a five-year program. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for PGY-1 positions through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Match.

Application Requirements

  1. Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application with completed dean’s letter.
  2. Three letters of recommendation, which MUST include the following:
    • One emergency medicine standardized letter of evaluation (SLOE)
    • One anesthesia letter of recommendation (anesthesia or ICU rotation acceptable)
  3. Results of USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 (and USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2, if available)
  4. 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 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification
  2. Copies of all ECFMG, Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) and Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) scores
  3. Letters of recommendation (as above)
    Note: We require that one letter be from an emergency medicine physician from the U.S., but it is suggested that two of your letters come from emergency physicians.
  4. The hospital accepts ONLY J-1 visas.
  5. One year of U.S. clinical experience is required.
  6. No failing scores on Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Deadlines and Interview Scheduling

  1. Please try to have your application complete by September 27th, when the dean’s letter is released and ERAS opens.
  2. Interviews will be offered to applicants with completed applications starting the first week after ERAS opens. We will not offer interviews before October 3rd except to our own Johns Hopkins students.
  3. Our final application deadline for submitting new applications is October 31st. We receive many competitive applications and encourage applicants to complete their application as soon as possible.
  4. Applicants who are invited to interview receive an email notification from our program.
  5. We encourage our applicants to interview at both the emergency medicine and anesthesia days. Interviews are held on Fridays between Oct 20th and Jan 12th for the emergency medicine program and most Mondays and Tuesdays during this timeframe in anesthesia. We recognize that this may not be possible, and can accommodate applicants to interview with only the emergency medicine program (if they are a primary EM applicant) given the first and final years of our combined program are all emergency medicine.

Interview Day

Emergency Medicine

Your virtual visit to Johns Hopkins will begin on the evening before your interview day, with a Zoom session with current residents and their partners/spouses. This is optional and casual, but an excellent way to meet some of our residents. This is also an excellent opportunity for your partner/spouse to meet some of our current residents’ significant others if they are interested.

The interview day will be held entirely via Zoom. We start with a welcome and program overview with our program director, Dr. Michael Ehmann. After meeting Dr. Ehmann, you will join our residents and faculty at our weekly Friday conference for our annual Chairman’s Hour case series with Dr. Gabe Kelen and a rotating cast of PGY-3 residents. After a brief break for lunch, you will have three virtual individual interviews. In between interviews, you will spend time with the other applicants, some of our residents, and Dr. Ehmann so that we can get to know you and you can get to know us.


Each applicant is invited to have a virtual dinner with some of our current residents the night before their interview. This is an informal way for applicants to get a sense of who we are as a program and how they would fit with us. The dinner is not a required event.

The virtual interview day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at noon. Jed Wolpaw, M.D., M.Ed. will begin the day with a warm welcome and provide an environment where you can learn more about the program before starting with interviews or a virtual tour with our residents. We make every effort to make our interview days as enjoyable as possible for the applicant. To that end, we only interview up to eight candidates per interview day.

Please see the FAQ on our categorical emergency medicine residency program page for more information.

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