Application Process

This is a three year training program (PGY 1-3) with 15 positions per year.

Residents are selected from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We do not require that the applicant have graduated from a medical school within a specific period of time nor do we require any additional graduate medical education.

Appointments are made through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) beginning at the PGY-1 level only. All participants are bound to abide by the policies of the NRMP. Applicants must apply via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Please note that any questions you may have regarding ERAS should be directed to your Dean's Office/Office of Students Activities or the ERAS web site. We strongly request that you send no hard copies of your application information.

More information about the application process can be found on our medical center's house staff website including information for foreign medical graduates. 

Completed ERAS application should include the following

  • The ERAS common application form and accompanying photo
  • At least three letters of recommendation from supervising physicians. At least two of these should be from a supervising physician from an emergency medicine rotation. Academic EM program standardized letter of evaluation (SLOE) is highly recommended
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Copy of scores from medical licensing exams taken up to this point - USMLE Step 1 & 2 scores are preferable even for DO applicants
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • A letter from your program director if you are currently in a training program

If you should have any additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Nancy Holliday, EM Residency Coordinator, at emedres@wakehealth.edu.

Interviews

Invitations for interviews will be issued by means of an ERAS e-mail (starting in late October and throughout interview process) if applications are complete. Interviews occur primarily during December-January (a few November dates) and take place on Tuesdays and some Fridays. You will be notified of the available dates when you are invited to interview. A typical interview day consists of morning and afternoon sessions and includes an introduction to the program from the residency director, personal interviews with residency director and faculty, lunch and informal time with current residents, and tour of the emergency department and medical center. Often, our current residents schedule a social event the night before the interview date at a local restaurant. We will notify you of the time and place when your interview is scheduled.

Air Travel

The Piedmont Triad International Airport located in Greensboro, NC is less than 30 minutes away from Winston-Salem. Charlotte Douglas Airport is 1 ½ hours from Winston-Salem and Raleigh-Durham is ~2 hours away.

Directions

Accommodations

The Hawthorne Inn located just minutes away from the medical center offers discounts for interviewing students. A free shuttle service is also available to the medical center.

Student Elective

A student elective in Emergency Medicine is available. If you are interested in this rotation, please contact Dr. Kim Askew, Undergraduate Medical Education Director, at (336) 716-4629. More information about our student rotation can be found at the visiting students page.

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Phone 336-716-4629
Fax 336-716-5438

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