WellSpan Medical Education

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the WellSpan York Hospital EM Residency Program! In order to help inform our applicants, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the 2019 Match Cycle.  The WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a highly competitive program.  We seek the brightest and best qualifed applicants, and we are an equal opportunity program.  Please see the information below for some key points:

  • Applications are done exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Therefore, we will not accept paper applications from medical students applying for a residency position in the program.
  • Please note that your USMLE or COMLEX scores (as available) are required as part of your application.  This is an important part of your application.  A passing score on both portions of Step 2 of the USMLE or COMLEX Exam is required prior to beginning residency at WellSpan York Hospital.   Please remember that our residency program expectation is a 100% first-time pass rate on the ABEM Qualifying (written) and Oral Examinations following residency graduation.  We prefer THREE letters of recommendation as part of your ERAS application.  TWO of this letters should be from Emergency Medicine faculty, in the Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) format endorsed by the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD). 

We begin offering interviews on or around October 1, and continue to offer interviews on a rolling basis throughout the interview season.  Our first interview date is Monday, October 22 2019, and subsequent interview dates take place on Monday mornings in November, December, and early January. For interviewees, a hotel is provided, and we offer a dinner with our residents on the Sunday night before we interview.  You are strongly encouraged to attend this event!

If you have an interest in our program and have not heard back from us regarding an interview, please contact our Program Director, Amber Ruest and let her know of your interest.  She can be reached at aruest@wellspan.org or by phone at (717) 851-1343. 

Please feel free to contact Wende Tucker in the the Department of Emergency Medicine if you have any questions at  (717) 851-5064, or e-mail wtucker@yorkhospital.edu.  If you need to reach someone else in the Residency Program or Department of Emergency Medicine, please call the ED office number: (717) 851-2450.  

Additional information is available on the SAEM website: http://saem.org/resources/directories/residency-directory, and the EMRA Match Guide: www.emramatch.org   

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