How to Apply

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and it will be necessary for you to participate.

The following MUST be submitted through ERAS to complete the application process:

  • ERAS application form
  • Dean’s letter
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX: Candidates should pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt. Although there are no minimum scores required, candidates with above average scores (215 or more) will be more competitive for the residency.
  • Three letters of recommendation – at least one of these MUST be from emergency medicine faculty and be recorded on the Council of Residency Directors Recommendation (CORD) form.
  • A recent passport-style photograph  

Following review of the application materials, select candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. This UT Southwestern program will participate in the NRMP match process for matriculation.

International Medical Graduates

We accept applications from international medical graduates (and U.S. graduates) only through ERAS. Our Residency Program is very competitive and receives nearly 1,200 applications for each new class of 22 trainees. Last year we interviewed 218 candidates. Since the beginning of the Residency Program, we have had three international medical graduates; two of the three had prior training in the United States.

As you consider applying to our Emergency Medicine Residency Program, please be advised of the following:

  • You must be certified by the ECFMG.
  • We accept non-U.S. citizen applicants only with ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visas for residency training at UT Southwestern. We do not sponsor or accept H-1B or O-1 visa applicants for residency training. Further information is available through the University’s International Office.
  • You must be eligible for a Postgraduate Training Permit from the State of Texas to train here. Information is available from the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Candidates must pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt. Candidates with scores of 220 or greater will be more competitive for the residency.
  • There are no restrictions on year of graduation. Medical training in the United States is not a requirement; however, candidates with prior medical training in the United States will be more competitive for the residency.
  • Please do not send CVs or requests for brochures/applications via mail service or email.