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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, osteophathic and Canadian medical school applicants, but require that you complete the United States Medical Licencing Exam (USMLE) Step 1.

Application Requirements

The ERAS application:

  1. Personal statement
  2. Dean’s letter
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Results of USMLE Step 1 and Step 2, if available

    Note: We require that all allopathic, osteopathic and Canadian medical school applicants complete the USMLE Step 1 exam. 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 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE).

  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, Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) and Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) scores
  3. At least three letters of recommendation

    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.

  4. The hospital accepts ONLY J-1 visas.
  5. One year of U.S. clinical experience is required.
  6. Graduation from medical school not more than two years ago
  7. No failing scores on Steps 1 and 2 of USMLE
Linda Regan, M.D.  Program Director Linda Regan, M.D., Residency Program Director

Deadlines and Interview Scheduling

  1. Please try to have your application complete by Oct. 1, when the dean’s letter is released.
  2. Interviews will be offered to applicants with completed applications starting in the first week of October. We do not offer interviews before Oct. 1.
  3. Our formal application deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 1. 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 are held on Fridays between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31.

Interview Day

Your visit to Johns Hopkins will begin on the evening before your interview day, with an applicant reception and dinner with current residents. This dinner is casual and always well-attended. The interview day starts with a program overview by Linda Regan, M.D., program director, followed by the Chairman’s Hour at residency conference, lunch with the residents, a tour of Baltimore and The Johns Hopkins Hospital and three individual interviews. Your day will end around 4:30 p.m.


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