Applying & Interviewing

We recognize the challenges of applying to emergency medicine this season due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19. We appreciate the difficulty students will have obtaining emergency medicine rotations and letters of recommendations. The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to adhering to the principles in the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) outlined in their Consensus Statement on the 2020-2021 Residency Application Process for US Medical Students Planning Careers in Emergency Medicine in the Main Residency Match, as well as to decreasing, wherever possible, the stresses and disparities students are facing this year.


Application Criteria

      • Applications must be submitted through ERAS(link is external).
      • Candidates are reviewed based on a holistic review of the entirety of their applications.
      • Applications must include at least 3 letters of recommendation, including 1 electronic Standardized Letter of Evaluation (eSLOE) from within Emergency Medicine.
      • While outstanding international medical graduates may be considered, only J-1 visas are accepted. All materials must be submitted through ERAS via the ECFMG(link is external).


Application Review & Interview Process

The first interview invitations go out about 1 week after ERAS opens and the MSPE (Dean’s Letter) is released on October 21st, 2020.

We review applications on a rolling basis and send interview offers throughout the season.

Keep in mind, the timing of an invitation is not indicative of your strength as an applicant — we send offers as we complete the process of thoroughly reviewing your entire application.

If you’re offered an interview, you’ll get an email at the address you entered in your ERAS application. Soon after, you’ll get a notification through the Interview Broker system so you may schedule your interview time.

We strongly encourage all of our applicants to show professionalism and respect for their peers during the interview season.  As a result we will be utilizing the Interview Broker system to notify us if residents hold double-booked residency interviews beyond a 48 hour grace period.

We do not offer more invitations than we have open interview spots!

If you decide not to interview with us, we ask that you decline your interview offer with at least 2 weeks’ notice so we can offer the spot to another candidate.

We’re excited to meet you!


Interview Day Information

Visiting Medical Students

Medical students may apply through the VSAS system. Full criteria are available on the Medical School visiting student website.

Contact Us

Program Director


Robert D. Huang, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Ultrasound
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Residency Program Manager