Selection Process

Applicants interested in our categorical or reserve positions apply through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). Following review of their completed application, individuals are selected through the National Resident Match Program for an interview. The purpose of the interview is two fold:

  • Provide the applicant an opportunity to learn about our training program, meet our faculty and residents, and identify if our program is one in which they would flourish
  • Provide the program the opportunity to learn about the applicant's interpersonal skills, attributes and professional aspirations

We conduct interviews November through January, so it is highly recommended that applications are received no later than December 1. The majority of applications are received within two weeks of program director access to ERAS.  

In accordance with the Association of American Medical Colleges recommendations, we will conduct all interviews virtually this year. We are currently restructuring our interview day format to better suit the online experience. Be sure to check this page again soon for more information.

Learn more: Virtual Interviewing Resources

U-M Anesthesiology Residents

We believe in a holistic review of applicants for interview selection, with a special emphasis on demonstrated competencies in leadership, community service, academic success, research and potential to positively impact the field of anesthesiology in the future. We believe that a diverse cohort with varied and meaningful life experiences creates a strong and vibrant environment in which to learn, care for patients and innovate. Other information considered for interview selection includes the following:

  • Medical School - LCME & AOA preferred
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Part 1 & 2, if completed
  • Reference Letters - three (3)
  • Dean's Evaluation Letter - MSPE
  • Personal Statement
  • Previous residency experience, if applicable

Please note the University of Michigan will only sponsor J-1 Visa's. International medical graduates may be considered based upon the same USMLE criteria and academic criteria as US/Canadian medical students.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website.