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Application Process

Applications for residency are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) ONLY. Please refer to ERAS or the contact person at your school to learn more about applying for residency.

ERAS, which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean's letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any documents in addition to ERAS requirements.

The Department of Anesthesiology participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Through this program, 14 residents will be selected to participate in our programs. There are 11 4-year categorical positions and three 3-year advanced slots.


Interviews will be conducted on The Ohio State University campus from October to January. All applicants selected for an interview will be notified via e-mail as soon as possible.

There will be 10 to 12 applicants scheduled per day and the groups are typically divided in half. One group will interview in the mornig and the other group will interview in the afternoon. At the time of your interview invitation we will ask your preference, if any, for a morning or afternoon session. Our residents will host a dinner for applicants the night before your interview and we strongly encourage you to make every effort to arrive in Columbus in time to join the group at a local restaurant.

We are happy to pay for one night lodging and will make your overnight reservations at either The Blackwell or Hyatt Place, depending upon availability. Please be sure to inform us if you will require hotel reservations and if you have any special needs. 


In order to be considered for our training program, we require the following:

  1. Completion and submission of the ERAS common application form.
  2. Dean's letter.
  3. An official copy of your medical school transcript.
  4. USMLE or COMLEX test scores (we have not set a minimum score).
  5. A personal statement.
  6. Three additional letters of recommendation from physicians who are acquainted with your work or capabilities.
  7. A personal interview in Columbus, Ohio.

Foreign Medical Graduates

Foreign medical graduates are welcome to apply through ERAS following the requirements listed above. J-1 is the only visa accepted into this program.