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How To Apply

Notice to All EM Residency Applicants:

In fairness to all applicants and to be equitable across the board, the University of Rochester Emergency Medicine Residency Program will be offering virtual-only interviews between the dates of October 24, 2023 and January 9, 2024. ** First round of invitations will be sent out, via Thalamus, on Friday, 10/13/2023 at 9:00 AM EST **

No applications will be accepted for review if submitted after January 1, 2024.

An in-person second look will be offered to all interviewed applicants for Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Application Process

Visiting Clerkship Program

A limited number of visiting clerkship positions* are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center from August through November for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM) or who have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching.  This position comes with hospital and departmental funding to offset costs of travel and housing.

*Once you click the above link, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page until you find "Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP)"

Prospective residents are invited to interview based on a combination of information provided in their personal statement, MSPE letter, letters of recommendation, scholastic accomplishments and USMLE/COMLEX scores. It is the policy of this program to select the most qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, handicap, age, or sexual orientation. All applicants must participate in the NRMP.

  • Applications to the University of Rochester Emergency Medicine Residency Program by allopathic and osteopathic medical candidates will be accepted ONLY through the Association of American Medical College 's (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • In addition to the Dean's letter, we require (at minimum), one emergency medicine (CORD/SLOE) letter of recommendation with a preference of two.
  • Please remember to contact the USMLE and authorize the release of your scores to the program.
  • Candidates selected for interviews will have an opportunity to interact with both faculty and residents.
  • Upon selection for an interview, an email will be sent to you with a link to our scheduling software. Our interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
  • Applicants to this program must have graduated from medical school within the past 5 years.

We encourage second looks and shadowing opportunities, these can be arranged through our Program Coordinator.

We will be using email to communicate with applicants. This will include all invitations for interviews. We ask that you check your email frequently. All questions should be directed to EM_Residency@urmc.rochester.edu or by calling (585) 463-2940.

Interview Information

Please review the following deadlines for application submission. Please note that we follow the NRMP rules and regulations. We will only accept applications through ERAS.

  • October 1st: Application review begins
  • January 1st: Deadline for new ERAS submitted applications
  • January 16th: Completion of declinations to be sent
  • January 16th: Closure for new information to be accepted for file review

We will offer interviews in a rolling fashion up to January 1, 2024.  Despite our desire to interview everyone that applies to our program, we have a limited number of spots available.

Interviews for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program are held on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning in late October and continuing through late January. Emails, confirmation letters, and details regarding the selection and direction for interviewees will be done electronically.

Please note: if you decide to cancel your interview after initially accepting, we respectfully request that all cancelations are done in writing at a minimum of 1 week prior to your interview date. This allows your fellow applicants the opportunity to interview with us.

The Interview Day

Please note that we will only be offering virtual interviews for the 2023-2024 application cycle.  An in-person second look for applicants will be offered in February 2024.

Our residents will be hosting a number of  virtual information sessions throughout the interview season. While these sessions are not mandatory, we strongly recommend attending one of these as this will allow you the chance to meet our residents and to get a feel for the culture of our residency program.  The dates and times for these sessions will be publicized on our Instagram page and the links will be sent to you with your interview invite.The dress code for this event is casual. Please contact EM_Residency@umrc.rochester.edu for any questions regarding these events.

Itinerary

Please see below for a sample itinerary of your interview day. (Please note that this is only an approximation and final details are currently being finalized)  All times are in EST.

Day of interview:
Session 1:
7:45 AMm - 7:55 AM: Zoom link will be open to join
8:00 AM - 8:25 AMm: Welcome by Program Director and Meet the Interviewers
8:25 AM - 10:15 AM: Virtual Interviews
10:25 AM: Conclusion off Session 1

Session 2:
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM: Zoom link will be open to join
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM: Welcome by Program Director and Meet the Interviewers
11:10 AM- 1:15 PM: Virtual Interviews
1:30 PM: Conclusion off Session 2

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Virtual Social Hour - hosted by residents


Benefit and Contract Information:

Review benefits on our GME Website and a copy of our contract