Phone: (206) 744-2556
Fax: (206) 744-4097
The University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals Emergency Medicine Program accepts PGY1 applications only through ERAS– the Electronic Residency Application Service, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
The following items are required as part of your ERAS application:
Please submit a brief personal statement telling us something about yourself, your plans for residency training, and your career goals in emergency medicine.
Medical School Transcript
We require an official copy of your medical school transcript.
Ask your medical school to provide a copy of your Dean's letter. Your Dean's letter is required to complete your application.
Letters of Recommendation
One Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is required for your application; two are preferred. You should, therefore, complete your Emergency Medicine rotations as soon as possible.
Anyone with prior residency training must submit a letter from their program director.
Your USMLE Step 1 score is required to apply. Step 2 scores are preferred but not required to complete your application.
The UW Emergency Medicine Residency Program may accept foreign national physicians meeting UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its residency program. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW EM program does not provide H-1B sponsorship for residents.
October 15th: Last day to apply. Applications received after this date may not be reviewed.
December 15th: All interview offers or waitlist notifications will be made on or before this date.
Invitations to visit our program and interviews with our faculty will be given only to applicants who, in our opinion, have a reasonable chance of matching into our program. We do not offer individual interviews outside of the scheduled group interview sessions.
An invitation will be extended only after we have reviewed the material supporting your application. Your Dean's letter is required to complete your application. After reviewing your application materials, we will notify you via email of our decision.
Since there is a limit to the number of applicants we can accommodate on any given day, you should schedule your interview as soon as possible after receiving your invitation. We schedule interviews through Interview Broker. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.
All interviews will be held virtually.
University of Washington residents in ACGME-accredited programs are members of the UW Housestaff Association. As such, EM residents are entitled to the following stipends and benefits:
- UW Summary of Benefits for Residents
- UW Residency Position Appointment
- UWHA Contract
Additional information for prospective residents can be found on our GME website here.
The University of Washington (UW) Department of Emergency Medicine and its affiliated hospitals serve a broad community that includes the Puget Sound area as well as the rest of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI). The WWAMI region comprises approximately 27% of the United States (US) land and nearly 5% of the US population. The WWAMI partnership ensures that our medical teams care for patients from unique cultural and varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
We at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers proudly welcome all patients who seek care in our emergency department - and our EM community is dedicated to representing the rich diversity of the populations we serve.
The UW Department of Emergency Medicine seeks residents, fellows, and faculty who reflect the broad-reaching diversity of the patients we care for. We aim to train under-represented minorities in medicine, those who come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, representatives of rural and urban areas, those with domestic and/or international upbringings, those with prior careers before medicine, and those who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. We celebrate inclusion and invite conversation in all aspects of our clinical practice, our trainees, and our community.