Department of Emergency Medicine

How to Apply

Two pathways for applying: civilian and military

The application processes can be complicated. We hope that this page will make the them easier for you.

Program codes:

  • ACGME # 1103812039
  • ERAS # 201133
  • NRMP # 2011110C0

Requirements for civilian applications

Civilian applicants should apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Register via the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). Only electronic applications are accepted. You will need to provide the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Personal statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (dean's letter) from your medical school.
  • Official transcripts from your medical school.

Interviews are scheduled by invitation only. Notification is provided by e-mail. Interviews for civilian applicants are virtual and occur between the months of November through January.

Requirements for military applications

Military applicants can apply through the Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board. Applications are made online through MODS ( using a government network computer. Military clerkships and interviews can be scheduled at Email the military residency coordinator with any questions at:

Answers to questions from international and osteopathic medicine applicants

  • Do you accept international medical graduates?
    Yes, we do accept international medical graduates. An EFCMG certificate is required.
  • Do you sponsor visas?
    As of September 1, 2009, we no longer sponsor visas.
  • Is U.S. experience required?
    Yes, U.S. experience is required.
  • Is U.S. citizenship required?
    Either U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency (green card) is required.
  • Do you have a minimum score for USMLE exams?
    No, there are no minimum score requirements. However, as emergency medicine is a competitive specialty, we do weigh USMLE performance when assessing candidates.
  • How many years since graduation do you accept applicants?
    There is no time limit.
  • Will you accept COMLEX scores?
    Yes, we speak COMLEX. While it is easier to compare candidates with USMLE scores, we do not require USMLE scores from osteopathic medical students/graduates.

For more information, contact:
Christine Reinemann, Residency/Recruitment Coordinator
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
2555 University Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 775-8188

Last edited on 04/23/2024.