Application Process


Applications to the Wayne State University Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service. For more information as to how to apply, please see the ERAS website. Our application requirements can be found in the "Application Requirements" section below.

Our program offers Advanced Positions which include three years (CA-1,2,3) of Clinical Anesthesiology training.  This advanced track is for candidates that will complete a transitional, or preliminary medicine or preliminary surgery year in the 2021-22 year, prior to the start of the Anesthesiology Residency.  These candidates will begin their CA-1 year in July 2022. 

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Advanced NRMP Code: 1361040A0 

If you plan to apply for our Advanced track program, please take a look at the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) Transitional Year and Preliminary Surgery programs that are based out of SJMO as well.  If you are interested in preliminary positions at SJMO, you should apply for those program in the NRMP.   They match seperate from our program.

SJMO Transitional Year NRMP Code: 1319999P0

SJMO Preliminary Surgery NRMP Code: 1319440P1

For additional questions regarding the Anesthesiology Residency Program please contact the program coordinator below:

Lena Anderson
Residency Program Coordinator
WSU Department of Anesthesiology
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Medical Office Building, Room 308
44555 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-858-6068
Fax: 248-858-9653

Application Requirements

Required Documents for Application Submitted Through ERAS

  • Letters of Recommendation -- In addition to a Dean's letter from a medical school, three letters of recommendation must be arranged to be sent through ERAS. These letters should attest to the applicant's personal qualifications and scholastic and clinical abilities.
  • Transcripts/Diploma -- A copy of the most recent medical school transcript should be included in the application. If the applicant has completed medical school, a copy of the diploma should accompany the application.
  • ECFMG Certificate -- International Graduates must include a valid copy of the ECFMG certificate with the application.
  • J-1 Visas are accepted when sponsored through the ECFMG. No sponsorship of H-1 Visas will be given.
  • No minimum USMLE/COMLEX Score
  • No graduation date cut off

All applicants selected for an interview are interviewed by one or more of the following: the Program Director, Director of Education, Associate Program Director, additional faculty and residents.


Interview Process

Our interview season runs from November 1st through January 30th. If you are selected for an interview, the offer will be extended through the ERAS system or by email from the program coordinator. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin. WSU is an equal education opportunity institution.



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