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Chattanooga Emergency Medicine Applicant Information


  • We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP; program #: 1689110C0) and adhere to their guidelines
  • 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 have determined they 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:

  • Medical Board of California list of approved medical schools 
  • Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) 
  • Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) 
  • 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 medical schools in the United States by the LCME. Medical schools in those countries and accredited by the listed accrediting authority will be deemed to meet the criteria required in Tennessee: 

For more information about our institutions and Chattanooga:

Virtual Interviews

This year, based on recommendations from the Council of Residency Directors (CORD) for Emergency Medicine and the Coalition for Physician Accountability, our Department of Emergency Medicine has made the decision to limit interviews for our residency and fellowship physicians to virtual-only.  This decision is made in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our applicants and our program, as well as striving to create an equitable application process for the 2021-2022 season.

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Sep 16, 2022