Applying to Our Program

University of Pittsburgh SealWe typically begin to extend invitations to interview about 1-2 weeks after the MSPE is released via interview broker. We will begin to compile a waitlist that will be updated on a rolling basis. If you have not heard from us by mid-November, please feel free to contact us for an update on your status.

Please keep in mind that we receive many more applications from qualified students than we could possibly interview. We are, unfortunately, limited in the number of interviews we can offer. We develop a waitlist so that if an applicant offered an interview declines, we can then offer a spot to another qualified applicant. If for some reason you must cancel your interview with us, please do so two weeks in advance to ensure adequate time for others to schedule.  If at any point after the MSPE is available, you receive a new SLOE or Step 2 score, please email Larissa Lindquist at lindquistlc@upmc.edu with the update, so that we can review your application again.

We will review each student’s qualifications once their entire application is complete.

We are a diverse and inclusive community and everyone is welcome at our program.

Diversity

The University of Pittsburgh / University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Emergency Medicine prioritizes a diverse, supportive environment for our faculty, our trainees, and our patients. We believe that diversity in all forms, including race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, and religious backgrounds, is important to the career growth of providers and the health of our patients.  We are committed to recruiting and fostering a department composed of compassionate, impactful leaders in emergency care. We also seek to engage local community organizations as partners to achieve these goals.

Application Process

The application process begins with the Electronic Residency Application Service.

The following documents must be submitted to ERAS:

  • Common Application form
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (maximum of 4)
  • USMLE transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo 

The deadline for applications is October 31st.
Interviews are granted by invitation only.
Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on the uniform resident selection date.

Interview Information

Applicants granted an interview will be sent specifics about housing, directions, transportation, and related issues. Interviews are typically held between the hours of 8am and 2pm on selected Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays in October through January.

The interview day begins at the Center for Emergency Medicine (pictured below) at 8:00am. You will have the opportunity to speak with four or five faculty members, as well as a resident or two. Throughout the morning you will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful city and a few of the emergency departments in the prehospital vehicle.  The day will end with lunch with the residents and conclude by approximately 2:00pm.

An optional dinner takes place the night before or after the interview as an opportunity to meet the current residents. If you wish to spend some time in any of our Emergency Departments before or after the interview day, please let us know and we can easily make arrangements for you.

Outside view of 230 McKee Place

Helpful Information:

Our Address:

Emergency Medicine Residency
230 McKee Place, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone:  412-647-8283
Fax:  412-647-8225

UBER/Lyft/Cab fare  from/to Pittsburgh International Airport: 
Aproximately $50 each way.

Bus fare from/to Pittsburgh International Airport: 
$2.75 each way--The 28X Airport Flyer operates seven days a week from Oakland to the airport. 
Board 28X in Oakland along Forbes Ave near Carnegie Mellon or in the heart of Oakland along Fifth Avenue. 
28x schedule with map