Interview Season Timeline

To all applicants for the 2020-2021 season, we are in unprecedented times and must remain flexible in an ever-changing healthcare and training environment. 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 October 21st, the date ERAS opens to residency programs and MSPE’s are released (ERAS 2021 Timeline for Residency Applicants ). We plan to release our first round of interview invitations by November 2nd, in accordance with the unified release date using Interview Broker. After November 2nd, interview invitations will be released on a rolling basis given the compressed interview season. We expect to hold our first virtual interviews every Monday and Friday starting no later than November 9th.

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!


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 2 CK and CS scores by the end of January.


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 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.