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 positions through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Match. We welcome allopathic, osteopathic and international medical school applicants.

Application Requirements

The ERAS application

  1. Personal statement
  2. Dean’s letter
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Results of USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 (and USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2, if available)
  5. Three letters of recommendation
    Note: We require that one letter be from an emergency medicine physician. We strongly prefer the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) be used for at least one EM letter.
  6. Applicants with previous residency experience must submit letters from their previous program director.

Foreign/international medical graduate applications must include all of the above requirements plus:

  1. A copy of your ECFMG certification
  2. Copies of all ECFMG, Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) and Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) scores
  3. U.S. clinical experience, ideally at least one year
  4. At least three letters of recommendation
    Note: We require that at least one letter be from a US-based emergency medicine physician but it is suggested that two of your letters come from US-based emergency physicians.
  5. Graduation from medical school not more than two years ago
  6. No failing scores on licensing examinations
  7. The hospital accepts ONLY J-1 visas
Michael Ehmann, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Residency Program Director

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 e-mail notification through ERAS. Official invitations are sent through Interview Broker, where applicants can manage their own calendar by self-scheduling and re-scheduling their interview date, if needed. Applicants also can wait-list themselves for alternate interview dates.
  5. Interviews will be held on Fridays between October 20th and January 12th except the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

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