Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency Admissions


Applicants must be registered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and are required to use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Paper applications will not be processed.

Required documents include:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) / Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) scores
  • Three letters of reference – at least one of which should be from an emergency medicine rotation
  • Personal statement

In addition to the above, all foreign medical graduates are required to submit:

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) report (if applicable)
  • Dean’s certification
  • Translated and notarized copy of medical school transcript*
  • Translated and notarized copy of medical school diploma*

*required if recorded in any language other than English

Visa sponsorship is considered on a case-by-case basis and is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Our admissions committee reviews every application, considers each in a holistic manner and does not have any minimum cutoffs for GPA or licensing exam scores.


Interview Procedures


In accordance with the guidelines of our national organizations, BCM Emergency Medicine will be offering only virtual interviews during the current application season. Our program is committed to a holistic review of all applications which considers a broad range of attributes, and we do not filter by predetermined metrics.

We anticipate releasing our first round of interview offers on or about Oct. 18, 2023. Offers will be sent after 5 p.m. (CST) to minimize interruption to education/patient care during daytime hours.

Those receiving invitations during the first round will be able to select their preferred interview date 24 hours after receiving the invitation.

Our program limits interview invitations to the number of interview slots available.

Applicants will be given a minimum of 72 hours after receiving an interview invitation to accept or decline prior to the program releasing the interview slot to another candidate.

Candidates who do not receive an invitation on or about the date specified above can consider themselves on the waitlist. We do not routinely send out rejections to any candidates, but rather, we re-review all those not initially invited in the event of an interview slot becoming open.

Our program does not currently plan to offer in-person second looks, but will inform all candidates invited to interview if the opportunity becomes available. We recognize that many candidates may not have the ability or means to travel. Therefore, if second looks are offered, whether or not a candidate visits the program will in no way affect the status of their application.