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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 International medical school applicants, but require that you complete the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1.
The ERAS application:
- Personal statement
- Dean’s letter
- Medical school transcript
Results of USMLE Step 1 and, if available, Step 2.
Note: We require that all allopathic, osteopathic and International medical school applicants complete the USMLE Step 1 exam. We do not accept any other board scores.
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. We are excited to review your O-SLOE (Off-service Standardized Letter of Evaluation) letter(s) this year in place of away sub-internship rotation letters.
- Applicants with previous residency experience must submit letters from their previous program director.
Foreign/international medical graduate applications must include:
- A copy of your ECFMG certification
- Copies of all ECFMG, Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) and Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) scores
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.
- The hospital accepts ONLY J-1 visas.
- One year of U.S. clinical experience is required.
- Graduation from medical school not more than two years ago
- No failing scores on Steps 1 and 2 of USMLE
Deadlines and Interview Scheduling
- Please try to have your application complete by October 21st, when the dean’s letter is released and ERAS opens.
- Interviews will be offered to applicants with completed applications starting the first week after ERAS opens. We will not offer interviews before October 21st except to our own Johns Hopkins students.
- Our final application deadline for submitting new applications is November 4th. We receive many competitive applications and encourage applicants to complete their application as soon as possible.
- 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.
- Interviews will be held on Fridays between November 6th and February 5th except the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program