Residency Application Process & FAQs

To facilitate the application process, we use ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following materials to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):

  1. Completed ERAS Application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including honors and publications
  3. MSPE (Dean’s List)
  4. Official transcript
  5. USMLE scores (Step I required, Step II and Step III if available). COMLEX scores are accepted.
  6. At least three letters of recommendation. It is recommended that the letters be written by someone who is very familiar with your work (research or clinical) and can fully describe your skill sets.
  7. Personal statement. We encourage you to use the personal statement to tell us how and why you became interested in anesthesiology and what you can potentially contribute to the field. We also ask that candidates tell us about their relevant life experiences, core value system, and unique skill sets.
  8. Photograph

Additional Information

  • We have no cutoff for USMLE scores.
  • We welcome applicants applying to the couples match.
  • There is no cut-off date for medical school graduation.
  • Altus Suite is strongly encouraged as a supplement to your ERAS application.
  • Please see FREIDA online for program specifics.

International Applicant

We are happy to sponsor both H1B and J1 visas, with preference toward H1B-eligible candidates. To be considered for the H1B visa, USMLE Step III must be completed by February 1 prior to the match.

In addition to our general application requirements, international candidates should keep the following in mind:

ECFMG candidates should be certified by February 1 prior to the match.

Most international candidates are in the top 10% of their medical school class, have strong backgrounds in research, and many are already fully trained in anesthesiology.

Successful international candidates have demonstrated the ability to work in an academic hospital by completing one or more clinical rotations (with direct patient care) at a U.S. teaching hospital.

Letters of recommendation must include at least one letter from a physician who has directly supervised the candidate in a core clinical rotation such as internal medicine, surgery, or pediatrics, and letters from US-trained physicians who have worked with the candidate in a clinical setting are strongly favored. Letters from “observerships” are not often helpful in evaluating candidates.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Anesthesia Residency Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.