Application Process

PATHOLOGY RESIDENCY PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in the Pathology Residency Program at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (GWU SMHS). The GWU SMHS Department of Pathology utilizes the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) sponsored Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to process and review candidates' applications, and we offer positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accept applications for PGY1 residents

If the Pathology Program office at GWU SMHS needs supplemental material, we will contact you directly. The AAMC provides the opportunity for you to make changes in your ERAS materials when necessary. You may make a change at any time during the process. Any new information you submit to ERAS overwrites the material previously submitted.

When all application materials have been received, selected individuals will be invited for a personal interview. Consideration for interviews is based on a variety of factors; however, the program has no minimum USMLE score or limitation regarding time since graduation from medical school. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom and it is highly recommended to confirm this application functions on your computer. During the interview, the applicant will have the opportunity to meet with several faculty members and discuss the training program with one or more of our pathology residents.

Interviews will be conducted during the months of October, November, December, and January.

Please send all inquiries to:
Attn: Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
The George Washington University
2300 M Street NW, Suite 715
Washington, DC 20037

Email: rspencer@mfa.gwu.edu
https://pathology.smhs.gwu.edu

All Applicants
U.S. and Foreign Citizens

The GWU SMHS Department of Pathology utilizes the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) sponsored Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to process and review candidates’ applications. All application materials must be submitted through ERAS.

The following requirements and materials must all be submitted before your application will be reviewed by The George Washington University:

  • Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited medical school in the U.S. or Canada or hold a valid ECFMG certificate by the time they enter into the residency program.
  • An application and Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • A letter from the dean of your medical school.
  • An official medical school transcript.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Pass Steps I and II of the USMLE or COMLEX examinations.

USMLE
3750 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190

Telephone (215) 590-9600
www.usmle.org
A photograph may also be submitted through ERAS, but this is optional.

Foreign Students
Visa Requirements

For Graduate Medical Education at George Washington University

  • J-1 (Exchange Visitor Visa) sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Application is processed by the GME Office. The resident/fellow must meet the criteria of the ECFMG for sponsorship. Note: The J-1 must be a clinical J-1 and not a research J-1.
  • Permanent Resident

Visas NOT accepted/sponsored for Graduate Medical Education at George Washington University:

  • H-1 B – The University does not sponsor foreign national physicians for Graduate Medical Education programs for the H-1B visa​​​
  • O-1

ECFMG requires a valid ECFMG certificate obtained by successful completion of their qualifying examinations coupled with the appropriate English language examination to be eligible for a visa. Allow 120 working days for ECFMG to process an initial visa.

For further information, contact:

www.ecfmg.org
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Marketing Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685
Telephone (215) 386-5900