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Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants

Our Emergency Medicine residency has some unique and incredible opportunities and resources for those interested in training with us. 

Opportunities exist here which can only be found in a few top medical centers in the world. We feel especially fortunate to be able to provide this training to our future students and residents.

Our training philosophy is one of mutual respect and cooperation with the resident. In a very real way, we exist to serve our residents’ needs as much as our residents exist to serve the needs of our community.

We are looking for highly self-motivated and driven residents who recognize the opportunities this residency has to offer. If you have an area of interest, you will be supported in your pursuit of this expertise, and expected to pass it on to all of your colleagues.

If this program sounds like a place you could call home for three very busy, but fun years, we would ask that you simply let one of the core faculty members know so that we can discuss how we can help you, and how you can help us. Our residency program is an opportunity to make your training experience exactly what you think it should be. If you feel you need a different training experience, let us know that as well…we adapt easily, we’re ER Docs after all…

Application Process

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.  We do not accept any paper applications or positions outside of the match at this time.

Requirements for Application

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Official transcript from your medical school
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be a CORD Standard Letter of Recommendation(SLOR). Rare exceptions may be made for a student who’s medical school does not have an associated Emergency Medicine residency program.
  • USMLE Step 1 Score
  • USMLE Step 2 Score (not required, unless scores reported at time of interview)
  • USMLE Step 2 CS completion and passing score prior to graduation(can be taken after application)
  • Dean's letter
ERAS 2025 Residency Application Timeline


Residents wishing to transfer from another specialty should apply through the match process, as should physicians who have completed training in other specialties. It is uncommon, though not impossible, to enter the program through this route.

Six residents on the helicopter pad

International Medicine Graduate Requirements

All foreign medical school graduates must be eligible to hold a valid US/Tennessee unrestricted medical liscence prior to application to the program.


Interviews are granted to qualified applicants after completion of application packet and receipt of all required documentation. All applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted Tennessee medical license after completion of their first year of training and a passing score on the USMLE Step 3 exam.

Why Memphis?

Downtown memphis image from Mud Island

Memphis is a truly incredible town with so much to offer! Catch dinner at the iconic Majestic Grille before taking in a Grizzlies NBA game at the FedEx Forum. Learn the history of Memphis music at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Stax Records, and Sun Studio. Soak in the sun at Shelby Farms or the Big River Crossing. Enjoy shopping at our Bass Pro Shop, housed in the tenth-tallest pyramid in the world, then explore the nightlife on historic Beale Street.

Those are just a few reasons Memphis was named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. Our UT Health Science Center was also named the ninth safest college in America by

But most of all, Memphis is the healthcare hub of the Mid-South's large and diverse population.

You can find UT Health Science Center faculty, residents, fellows, and staff at:

Memphis is THE place to be!

Apr 23, 2024