The following documents should accompany the ERAS application:
- Personal statement
- Dean's letter
- Three additional letters of recommendation from US clinical attendings (at least one from an anesthesiologist, two are preferred)
- USMLE/COMLEX scores - We strongly recommend taking Step 2 CK as early as possible to strengthen your application
- Graduation from medical school within the last 3 years is preferred
2023 - 2024 Applicants
This year we will be using the Residency Central Application as a supplement to ERAS. We will pay close attention to program preference signaling when considering both applications. The CentralApp was started as a free alternative to ERAS by plastic surgery residencies 3 years ago and is now being tested by specialties across the medicine continuum. We are among the first programs to trial this platform in anesthesiology, in an effort to minimize the financial impact of applying to residency for all medical students, especially the financially disadvantaged. This free platform presents an opportunity to eliminate much of the fees associated with the current residency application process. Additionally, CentralApp incentivizes holistic application review by focusing on quality of the application content rather than quantity.
Upon accessing the platform, you will be instructed to create a secure account and will be able to request letters of recommendation, transcripts, and MSPE (Dean’s Letters) directly through the portal. The Match will continue to be orchestrated by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and the utilization of the CentralApp does not affect one’s ability to participate in the Match. Please direct any questions about the application to HELP@accessgme.com.
A numerical score on USMLE step 2 or COMLEX step 2 is required to apply. Osteopathic school graduates with COMLEX scores are not required to submit USMLE scores. We will not review applications that do not have a completed step 2.
In adherence to the recommendations from the Association of American Medical Colleges as well as the American Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD), our program will only offer virtual interviews this season.
We will not be reviewing applications prior to October 10th. Please do not inquire about interview status before that date. All interview requests will be sent via Thalamus.
For specific questions or additional information, please contact:
Academic Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center