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How to Apply

The Emergency Medicine residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for PGY-1 positions; all other inquiries are not accepted. We currently match 15 PGY-1 positions. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University sponsors J1, H1B and F1 visas. Please visit the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University website for salary and benefit information. A sample resident contract is also available.

Required Application Materials

We participate in the NRMP Match. Applications are submitted to ERAS through your medical school dean's office or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Please contact your medical school student affairs or dean's office or the ECFMG for instructions. Applications will not be accepted via fax, mail or email. The following materials are required:

  • Complete ERAS application
  • USMLE scores (Part I required; Part II is optional but preferred)
  • A recent photograph (optional; helpful in refreshing memories for ranking purposes)
  • Up to three letters of recommendation:
    • One letter - department/composite SLOE from an Emergency Medicine rotation (highly recommended)
    • One to two additional letters - ideally utilizing the CORD recommended template 
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement


In accordance with the ERAS 2024 Timeline for Residency Applicants, applications should be submitted by September 25th. Letters of recommendation should be received by your interview date, preferably prior to September 25th. No interview offers will be made before MSPEs are received.


Click here to review current information regarding the 2024-2025 interview season.

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our residency team

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