Apply for Anesthesiology Residency

First Year Resident Application (Categorical)

Candidates seeking Categorical slots are required to apply through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Applicants should strive to complete the majority of their ERAS application in time for the initial Sept. 6 download date. Completed applications must be received no later than Dec. 1 for positions beginning July 1 of the following year and require the following:

  • Completed ERAS common application information
  • USMLE score(s) (all applicants must submit a USMLE Step 1 score)
  • Dean's letter from medical school (to be added later once available)
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (as generated through ERAS)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • ECFMG certificate if graduated from a foreign school
  • Any other appropriate credentials: e.g., clinical-base documentation if entering at CA-1 level
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Special Consideration for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG) Applicants

We welcome Foreign Medical Graduate applications for residency; currently, we have just over 10% FMG enrollment. Read our FAQs for answers to questions about visas and more.


Anesthesiology Residency Interview Agenda

Candidates will rotate within four assigned activities including:

  1. Two formal One-on-One 20-minute interviews with department faculty members
  2. Two informal 20-min conversations with the PD/Chair
  3. M Simulation demo, Situational Judgement Assessment & East OR Tour with a current resident
  4. Chief Resident Q & A: informal discuss with resident chiefs regarding daily schedules

An informal dinner with current residents will take place the night before interviews.

For more information and advice on interviewing, please see the University of Minnesota Medical School’s interviewing tips.

Interview Dates

  • November 14
  • December 5
  • January 9