Criteria for Candidacy

Training Program Eligibility Criteria for:

U.S. Medical School Graduates
USMLE Step 1 score of at least 220 on the first attempt. Prefer completion of USMLE Step 2

Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from faculty or supervisors who know you personally are preferable)
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
  • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in an anesthesiology residency and justify why you would be a good candidate)
  • Photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • We do not require a "Chairman’s Letter," but you may submit it you have one

History of and commitment to excellence in academics and a strong interest in anesthesia

Osteopathic Medical School Graduates
COMLEX Step 1 score of at least 600 and USMLE Step 1 score of at least 220 on the first attempt

Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from faculty or supervisors who know you personally are preferable)
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
  • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in an anesthesiology residency and justify why you would be a good candidate)
  • Photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • We do not require a "Chairman’s Letter," but you may submit it you have one

History of and commitment to excellence in academics and a strong interest in anesthesia.

International Medical School Graduates
USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK) scores of at least 225 on first attempt (no failures). Scores must be available before you can be considered for an interview

Passing grade on the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) or the ECFMG’s Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) on the first attempt (no failures)

Or has received a valid, current ECFMG certificate

Medical school graduation date of 2009 or later

Appropriate medical education to train in a large U.S. teaching hospital

Previous anesthesia residency experiences, observership or clinical experience in the U.S. is strongly preferred

Previous degree in U.S., (i.e. MPH) is also desirable

Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:

  • A minimum of three current letters of recommendation (letters from faculty or supervisors who know you personally are preferable)
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
  • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in an anesthesiology residency and justify why you would be a good candidate)
  • Photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • We do not require a "Chairman’s Letter," but you may submit it you have one

History of and commitment to excellence in academics and a strong interest in anesthesia

U.S. citizenship or an H-1b or J-1Visa.

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