Education | Residency | How To Apply

To all applicants for the 2017-2018 season:  We plan to release our first round of interview invitations on Wednesday, Oct 11th.  It is important to know that we will continue to review applications and invite through the end of October.  We deliberated on a weekly scheduled invitation date versus immediate invites once an application is reviewed.  Given the logistical nightmare applicants face in travel, after Oct. 11th we plan to immediately release interview invitation once we have made a decision.  We hope this gives you, the applicant, the greatest flexibility in travel and planning.  Good luck to all of you on this interview season and we are ecstatic to meet you all this year!

Requirements

Washington University and Barnes/Jewish Hospital sponsors a four year emergency medicine training program leading to board certification in emergency medicine. Applicants must have finished medical school in good standing, and be eligible for temporary licensing in the state of Missouri.


Procedures

Our program only accepts applications through the ERAS system.  The application must include:

  • The completed form
  • A recent photograph
  • Transcripts
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE Board Scores
  • Three or four letters of recommendation
  • Two of the letters should be from Emergency Medicine faculty, prefer CORD standard letter.
  • One letter MUST be based on an EM rotation in a U.S. teaching facility, preferentially one that has an EM residency. 

Personal interviews are required for each candidate in all but exceptional circumstances. Interviews will be offered to selected candidates after review of the application. See below for more information on the interview process.

13 residents are accepted each year. Contingent on satisfactory performance, reappointments are made annually.

The Emergency Medicine Residency is a part of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Washington University. Guidelines for residency training are reviewed internally by the GME committee, who also coordinates educational and policy guidelines for all postgraduate education at Washington University, ensuring that programs fully comply with local, state, and federal mandates.

Washington University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups in its residency programs and particularly encourages applications from such candidates. Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or disability.


Resident Interview Process

Personal interviews for EM Residency positions are held on Mondays and Fridays, beginning in November and ending in early January..

All candidates will interview with the Program Director and up to three other individuals.


Accommodation Recommendations 2017-2018:

The Parkway Hotel

 $110/night + tax
4550 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO
(314) 256-7777
Adjacent to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University medical campus.  The link below will allow you to schedule at the Washington University rate.  Includes: hot breakfast, Internet and snacks.  Applebee's restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is conveniently located on the first floor of the hotel.  This hotel is easily accessible to the Metro link and adjacent to the hospital , which makes it very easy to get to your interview.  If you choose to call, be sure to ASK for the WASH U RATE!

November dates:
To reserve for November, click here
December dates:
To reserve for December, click here
January dates:
To reserve for January, click here

Pear Tree Inn St. Louis Near  Union Station 

Rates from $82.00
3 miles from Medical Campus | 7 miles from Danforth Campus
Complimentary Shuttle to Medical Campus | MetroLink top - 1/4 Mile

Free Hot Breakfast  Free Evening Snacks & Beverages  Free Wifi
Free Soda & Popcorn (3-10 pm)  Indoor Pool & Whirlpool 24-Hour Fitness Center

For reservations, please call 1-800-DRURYINN and ask for the Washington University rate or book online with corporate ID 307236

Drury Inn St. Louis at Union Station

Rates from $95.00
4 miles from Medical Campus | 8 miles from Danforth Campus
Complimentary Shuttle to Medical Campus | MetroLink Stop - 1 Block

Free Hot Breakfast  Free Hot Food & Cold Beverages at the 5:30 Kickback®  Free Wifi
Free Soda & Popcorn (3-10 pm)  Indoor Pool & Whirlpool  24-Hour Fitness Center

For reservations, please call 1-800 DRURYINN and ask for the Washington University rate or book online with corporate ID 307236

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park

Rates from $103.00
2.5 miles from Medical Campus | 4 miles from Danforth Campus

Free Hot Breakfast  Free Hot Food & Cold Beverages at the 5:30 Kickback®  Free Wifi
Free Soda & Popcorn (3-10 pm)  Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Whirlpool  24-Hour Fitness Center

For reservations, please call 1-800-DRURYINN and ask for the Washington University rate or book online with corporate ID 307236

Washington University is $114/night. This includes complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free shuttle to and from the medical school and hospital (excludes Danforth campus).

Link to book WashU rate: 

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/ht/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=STLFPHT&corporateCode=0560077082&from=lnrlink


Transportation Recommendations 2017-2018

Metro link - Travels from Lambert Airport to the Central West End stop on the hospital campus (red line) and is our recommended mode of transportation.

Taxi cabs and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Uber is available from the airport.

Please allow at least 3 hours before your flight home in order to ensure enough time to get back to the airport.


Interview Day

Sample schedule

 

8:45  Meet Coordinator @ South Entrance Fountain

9:15-10:15:  Welcome

10:15-10:25: Break

10:25-11:55: Interview Group 1/Tour Group 2

11:55-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:30: Interview Group 2/Tour Group 1

2:30-2:45: Wrap Up

3pm: Happy Hour with Residents & Faculty

The evening before your interview includes a dinner with the residents @ 7:00pm. You will also have lunch with the residents on your interview day. Your interview day also includes an interactive overview of our residency followed by interviews and a tour of the medical campus.

Please have comfortable shoes to wear during the campus tour.



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