Information for all medical school graduates
Virginia Mason only accepts application materials through the AAMC's ERAS program.
All applicants must be candidates for an MD or DO degree from an accredited school of medicine or college of osteopathic medicine upon application.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is REQUIRED prior to the start of our resident training programs. Make sure you sign up for an ACLS certification course during your fourth year. Check with your Dean’s office regarding ACLS training information.
ALL applicants must submit the Required MyERAS Application materials:
- Completed ERAS Application form
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcripts
- Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
- Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation on official letterhead, preferably from your core rotation department heads or preceptors
- USMLE Transcripts I and II preferred. Applicants who have previously failed any attempts at the USMLE step I and/or II will most likely be removed from further consideration.
We review ALL application documents to make our applicant selection. Applicants are selected based on their academic credentials, preparedness, aptitudes, abilities and communication skills, as well as personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity. Virginia Mason resident training programs do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious preference, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Our interview season begins in late October 2021 and extends through January 2022. Applicants who are not selected for interview will receive a letter of regret.
Information for international medical school graduates
Graduates of international medical schools applying for internship or residency, must submit the above required application documents and must have applied for, or hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be considered for an interview.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the current requirements for an appropriate U.S visa* as specified by the United States government.
*Virginia Mason Graduate Medical Education considers J1 Visa or permanent resident status.