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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 2023 Residency Application Timeline

Six residents on the helicopter pad


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.

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.

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There's no better time than now to choose Memphis!

Oct 20, 2022