Emergency Medicine Residency Application Process

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a three-year training program (PGY 1-3) with 15 positions per year.

Residents are selected on the basis of:

  • Preparedness
  • Ability
  • Aptitude
  • Academic credentials
  • Communication skills
  • 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.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursing the Emergency Medicine Residency program must submit an application via ERAS and register for the NRMP matching program.

Candidates who match will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview.



Submitting an Application

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective residents will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • USMLE Step I, and II (Required for both MD and DO Medical Students)
  • MSPE uploaded by their school's Deans Office
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Certification (Foreign Medical School graduates only)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • Current photograph (Preferred but not required)


Invitations for interviews will be issued through an ERAS email (starting in late September and throughout the interview process).

Interviews occur primarily October through January and generally take place on Tuesdays. You’ll be notified of 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
  • 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’ll notify you of the time and place when your interview is scheduled.