Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine | Education

How to Apply to the Penn EM Residency

We participate in the NRMP program for medical student applicants and support the timetable set forth by the AAMC for application to residencies. We have ten categorical residency training positions available per year to medical students through the match. We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS).

Documents needed for a complete application file:

  • Completed NRMB application form
  • Medical school dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three (3) letters of reference, including one from an emergency medicine physician
  • Letter from current chair/director if enrolled in another residency
  • USMLE scores (Step 1 required, Step 2 optional)

Once the complete application is received, the residency selection committee will review it and interviews will be granted by invitation. These interviews will occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from mid November to late January. The application deadline is November 30th.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the residency coordinator, Michele Haynes, at 215-662-6305 or

Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Ground Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: (215) 662-3953

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