Interview Season Timeline

To all applicants for the 2022-2023 interview season, due to COVID-19 we will again plan for a fully virtual interview season. We understand that the unique circumstances of your application cycle may cause added stress and anxiety. As such, we promise to be transparent with you during this process and keep you updated here on any developments or changes in our interview timeline as we move towards a virtual recruitment season.

Currently, applications should be submitted by Wednesday, September 28th, the date ERAS opens to residency programs and MSPE’s are released. (ERAS 2023 Timeline for Residency Applicants).  ​We are participating in the EM Unified Interview Release Date, and will not release interview invitations until Wednesday, October 19th at 5pm CST. Our interview scheduling program will not open until Thursday, October 20th at 5pm CST. The list of participating programs can be found here. After this date, interview invitations will be released on a rolling basis given the modified virtual interview season. We expect to hold our first virtual interviews every Monday and Friday starting on Friday, October 28th.

We hope this information give you, the applicant, the greatest flexibility in scheduling and planning.  Good luck to all of you on this unique interview season and we are ecstatic to meet you all this year!

Due to virtual interviews this year, our residents have created a tour/life of an EM resident video. We hope this gives you a glimpse into the life of an Emergency Medicine Resident at Washington University.


Washington University and Barnes/Jewish Hospital sponsors a four-year Emergency Medicine training program leading to board certification in Emergency Medicine. Applicants must complete their medical school training in good standing and be eligible for temporary licensing in the state of Missouri.  To be ranked by our program you must submit both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores by the end of January. As Step 2 CS has been discontinued, this will not be required for your application.


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

  • The completed form
  • A recent photograph
  • Transcripts
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) / Dean’s Letter
  • USMLE Board Scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Recommend one EM SLOE in your application
    • We encourage non-EM SLOEs through the use of the O-SLOE template

We will keep you updated on any changes to this year’s application requirements and interview process as we move to virtual interviews.

14 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.

Interview Day

Sample schedule

To be determined.

We will post updates as we finalize our interview day process. Our goal is to make this as streamlined and uncomplicated for you, the applicant, as possible.

The day prior to your interview includes an optional evening social event with our current residents. Applicants are encouraged, but certainly not required, to attend as we understand the demands on your schedule given the times. Additional information will be sent via email along with interview invitations.

Contact Information

For additional program information or questions, please reach out to Lindsey Wasser.

Lindsey Wasser
Education Coordinator
Phone: 314-362-8975
Phone: 314-362-9177

Updated 8/18/2022