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Chattanooga Emergency Medicine Applicant Information


  • We participate in and adhere to the guidelines of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP program #:1689110C0);
  • All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS);
  • We do not accept paper applications;
  • Our program offers seven positions at each level of training;
  • Our selection committee reviews completed applications and grants interviews by invitation only to those best qualified

A completed application includes:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript from your medical school
  • Dean's letter (MSPE packet)
  • Three letters of recommendation*
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores (if available)

*We prefer that at least two of the letters are a CORD Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) using the SLOE template

Please view the Documents and Links section to the right regarding our current Initial Resident Letter of Agreement and the terms and conditions of appointment, as well as our recruitment, selection, and appointment policies.

Note: The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for licensure in Tennessee must be graduates from either LCME- or AOA-accredited schools or from international schools whose admissions meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. 

The UTHSC College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs will only consider applicants for student rotations or residency/fellowship applications who are from schools that meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical licensing in Tennessee after completing residency. 

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners adopts the following list of accreditation bodies:

In addition, the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) provides a list of countries whose designated accreditation process (or designated organization used for their accreditation) has comparable standards used to evaluate U.S. medical schools. Medical schools in those countries will be deemed to meet the criteria required in Tennessee.

For more information about our institutions and Chattanooga:

In-person Interviews

We conducted virtual-only interviews for the last three years, based on guidance from the Council of Residency Directors (CORD) for Emergency Medicine and the Coalition for Physician Accountability.

For the 2023-2024 recruiting season, we will return to in-person interviews.

Applicants will once again have more opportunities to interact with our faculty and residents and to fully experience what makes our program unique.

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EM team

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Group rafting on river in 2021

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EM group out hiking in the forest near a waterfall.


Nov 9, 2023