Education | Residency | How To Apply

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. Interview invitations are sent out Thursday mornings at approximately 9:00am central time. October 6, 2016 through December 15, 2016. Interviews will be offered to selected candidates after review of the application. See below for more information on the interview process.

12 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.

For GME sample contacts please visit GME Information.

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 2016-2017:

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis @ Forest Park

$119/night + tax
5650 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-3993
Click here to book online

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 Union Station

$78/night + tax
2211 Market Street, St. Louis, MO
(314) 241-3200
Only ¼ mile from the Metro Link & free shuttle to Barnes Hospital. Click here to book at the Washington University Rate.
Amenities: Free Hot Breakfast, evening snacks & 3 free cocktails, free wireless Internet, free covered parking, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park

$98/night + tax
I-44 & Hampton, St. Louis, MO
(314) 646-0770
Only 3.5 miles from campus. Click here to book at the Washington University Rate.
Amenities: Free Hot Breakfast, free evening hot food & 3 free cocktails, free wireless internet, free covered parking, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center

Drury Inn – St. Louis Union Station

$91.00/night + tax
201 S. 20th Street, St. Louis, MO
(314) 231-3900
Only 1 block from the Metro Link & free shuttle to Barnes Hospital. To make reservations, click here.
Amenities: Free Hot Breakfast, free evening hot food & 3 free cocktails, free wireless internet, free covered parking, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center


Transportation Recommendations 2016-2017

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

Morning: Afternoon:
7:10 Meet Coordinators 9:00 Meet Coordinators
7:25 Welcome 9:10 Welcome
8:35-10:10 Interviews 10:20-11:55 Tour
10:20-11:55 Tour 12:15-1:00 Lunch with entire group
12:15-1:00 Lunch with entire group 1:10-2:45 Interviews
1:10-1:30 Wrap Up 2:55 Wrap Up

Happy Hour to follow the afternoon wrap up @ approximately 3:15pm.

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.

If you wish to observe in the emergency department, we encourage you to do so, but you will need to schedule this in advance. Please contact us via email emresinfo@wusm.wustl.edu to make arrangements.



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Adult ED Visits: 95,600
Pediatric ED Visits: 50,000
Trauma Center: Level 1
Residency Type: 1-4
Fellowship Programs: 5
FT Faculty: 40
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