Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. We take US citizens or green card applicants and sponsor J-1 VISA applicants.
For the 2024 ERAS cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicant’s ERAS applications. Substantive changes have occurred to the application which include the incorporation of the major components of the recent supplemental application.
- List up to 10 past experiences
- Designate up to three of these entries as most meaningful
- Impactful Experience Essay (optional) - How you overcame a challenge or obstacle which may have impacted your path to a career in medicine. This is designed to offer more perspective on you as a student and as a person.
Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural settings) - Communicate your preference for up to three geographic regions or indicate no preference
The Emergency Medicine program(s) will be participating in program signals. Applicants will be given a maximum of seven signals to use. Applicants can signal any program in which they are genuinely interested in training, regardless of whether they have performed a rotation there or not.
Once the candidate's application and credentials have been reviewed and/or approved, the Program Coordinator will invite the candidate for an interview with the Program Director and faculty members. All interviews for 2023 will be conducted through ZOOM. Candidates will also join current residents for a ZOOM meet/greet the night before. Interviews are by invitation only and required for acceptance to the program.
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official medical school transcript
- Dean's letter - MSPE
- COMLEX scores Part I and II or USMLE Part 1 & 2 (DO students are not required to take USLME)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Fourth year medical students are encourage to submit 1-2 Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs)
Application Review Process
- All applications are reviewed holistically over the first few weeks after ERAS opens
- Initial invites for interviews will typically release 2-3 weeks after ERAS opens
- Applicants who do not initially receive an interview will be placed on a waitlist that is frequently re-evaluated for consideration
- We continue to review new applications for consideration throughout interview season
- We do not have any board cutoffs or use filters to screen out applicants prior to review
- DO candidates are not required to take USMLE in order to apply
- Follow us on twitter/x for up-to-date details of our interview timeline each year
Virtual Interview Itinerary
- ZOOM Meet and Greet the night before the scheduled interview
- ZOOM Interview with the Program Director, Associate Program Director and a Faculty Member