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 University School of Medicine are required to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by November 1.

Our residency is participating in the signaling process within ERAS. This feature is voluntary for applicants but not required.

The optional signaling process provides applicants the opportunity to indicate:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting)
  • Interest in individual programs

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 OR COMLEX Level 1 and 2 score reports
  • 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.