Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

The Anesthesiology Residency program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a four-year program comprised of an intern year, which we oversee, followed by three years in anesthesiology training. We offer 14 categorical positions each year.

Application Process

Fourth year medical students interested in applying to the anesthesiology residency at Wake Forest UniversitySchool of Medicine are required to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by November 1.

For the 2023 application cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants' supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program's setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting)
  • Information about an applicant's most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable
  • Program signals

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective candidates will need to have the following documentation in ERAS prior to application review:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • USMLE Step I and II scores (required for both MD and DO medical students)
  • MSPE
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Certificate (Foreign Medical School graduates only)
  • Personal statement
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation
  • Current photograph
Our program uses a holistic application review approach taking into consideration not only academic metrics but also the unique experiences and attributes of each candidate.

Program Benefits Highlights

As an anesthesiology resident of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Three weeks of vacation per year
  • Generous book fund
  • Health/vision/dental/life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health
  • Action Health employee wellness program 
Read about more benefits for residents and fellows.