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  • What documents are required for review by the Resident Recruitment Committee?
    1. Current curriculum vitae
    2. Personal statement
    3. Dean’s letter
    4. Three letters of recommendation (four letters for foreign medical graduates and at least one of those letters must be from the United States)
    5. Transcript of the medical school record, certified by the medical school
    6. Recent photo
    7. Official record of board scores (USMLE/COMLEX)
    8. Valid ECFMG certificate if graduating from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada
  • Do you accept/sponsor training visas?

    No, all applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or have a valid green card. At this time, the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management is not sponsoring/accepting any type of training visas.

  • When do you review applications?

    The Department interviews applicants from November to January.

  • How do I find out if I am selected for an interview?

    Once an applicant’s complete application is received, the application is reviewed by the recruitment committee. The Program Coordinator will then email the applicant with the committee’s decision.

  • How long does it take to review my application?

    The recruitment committee reviews all applications and then three faculty are assigned to review each. Once feedback is received, the recruitment committee will determine if an interview will be extended to the candidate. All applicants will be e-mailed with the review committee’s final decision.

  • Does the department have a USLME/COMLEX cut off score? 


  • When do you begin to interview applicants?

    Normally the Department conducts interviews from November to January. However, with this year's unique interview season due to COVID-19, the Department will interview applicants from December through January. 

  • How many PGY-1 positions do you have?


  • How many PGY-2/CA-1 positions do you have?

    This year we will offer 0 “advanced” and 4 “reserved” positions.

  • Is there an applications deadline?

    We do not have a hard application deadline as we review applications in a rolling manner. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, we encourage submission of your application as soon as possible.

  • Do residents participate in research?

    Yes, all residents participate in a scholarly activity project. Advanced research opportunities may also be available.

  • What fellowships are offered?

    We are one of the few programs to offer fellowships in every ACGME-approved subspecialty. We offer fellowship positions in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Obstetrical Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, and Regional and Acute Pain Medicine (recently approved for ACGME accreditation). Additionally, we offer TMB approved subspecialty fellowship positions in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Neuroanesthesia.

  • How many residents go into fellowships?

    Over half of our graduating class will continue their training in fellowships, both internally and externally.

  • Do residents get to participate in mission trips?

    Yes, the residents are able to participate in mission trips. The training program is also currently in the development stage of developing a global health elective.

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