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Residency Application Requirements

To Apply:

The following documentation should be submitted through ERAS


1. Common application form and personal statement
2. Transcripts
3.  MSPE
4. Three letters of recommendation from faculty or clinicians, at least one of which should be from a clinician with whom a student worked during their anesthesia rotation.
All USMLE and/or COMLEX score reports available must be uploaded to the ERAS application before the closure of rank match list. We will accept applications from DOs who have only taken the COMLEX. However, as a DO, if you choose to take a USMLE exam, you must provide those score reports as well. 
6. ECFMG Status Report if applicable

Please note:

-All breaks or extensions in medical education must be explained
-The institution only accepts US Citizens, Permanent Residents, H1-B Visas and J-1 Visa’s
-Candidates can be out of medical school for no more than 10 years
-IMG candidates that have been out of medical school a significant amount of time must have completed an anesthesiology residency in their home country
-Absolute fluency in both spoken and written English is required
-Must meet GME Blood-borne Pathogens requirements, as well as specialty-specific technical standards (link to GME for blood-borne policy and to our department technical standards)
-Interview season runs from mid-October through mid-January

Residency Program Staff: 

Department Chair
J. Matthias Walz, M.D.

Clinical Vice-Chair
Elifce Cosar, M.D.

Program Director
Tanya Lucas, M.D.

Associate Program Director
Jennifer Smith, M.D.

Director of Quality and Safety
Spiro Spanakis, D.O.

Program Administrator
Cassie Tortorici
Office: 508-856-3850
Fax: 508-856-5911

Applications will not be accepted via e-mail or fax. Applicants must pass USMLE/COMLEX Step 2 CS and CK before being placed on Match Rank Order List.

Please note that we do not offer observerships or externships. Requests for non-UMass 4th year student rotations cannot be accepted until after May 1, as UMass students are given priority.