Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency Program - How to Apply

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Applying To The University Of Pennsylvania Emergency Medicine Residency Program

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 eleven 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 at least one SLOE (Standard Letter of Evaluation *2 preferred*) from an emergency medicine physician or EM evaluation committee.
  • USMLE scores (Step 1 required, Step 2 optional but strongly recommended). Must have Step 2 score submitted prior to February 1st.

Once the complete application is received, the residency selection committee will review it and interviews will be granted by email invitation. Interviews will occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from early November through early January. No interviews the week of Thanksgiving, last week of December or first week of January. The application deadline is October 30th.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the residency manager, Michele Haynes, at 215-662-6305 or michele.haynes@uphs.upenn.edu.

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

Salaries 2017-2018

PGY1       $57,969
PGY2       $60,340
PGY3       $62,504
PGY4       $66,352


  • Three (3) weeks vacation per year + 1 week time off during winter holiday
  • Medical insurance from a choice of several comprehensive plans
  • Dental, vision and prescription plans
  • Liability/Malpractice insurance
  • Hospital parking / Public transportation pass
  • Annual membership in several national organizations including:
    American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP)
    Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA)
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • Step 3 USMLE test fees
  • PA medical training license fees
  • DEA license fees
  • ATLS Certification fees
  • Annual $200 CME stipend for textbooks and other learning resources
  • Funding for all senior residents to attend either the ACEP or SAEM Annual meetings
  • Stipends to present original research at national meetings

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