All residency training programs offered by Virginia Mason are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the accrediting boards specific to the respective program.
The residency programs at Virginia Mason are small and highly competitive. We will offer the following number of positions for the 2020-21 academic year: Deadline submission date for PGY 1 positions for all programs is Nov. 1, 2019. All first-year appointments for medical training programs are made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
|Program||Positions available in 2020-2021||NRMP Code||ACGME Program Code|
|5 Categorical Transitional Year (PGY-1)-Anesthesiology positions||1756040C0||0405412162|
|1 Categorical Preliminary Medicine (PGY-1)-Anesthesiology position||Pending||Pending|
|3 Advanced positions||1756040A0||0405412162|
|2 Categorical PGY-1 positions||1756420C0||4205412206|
|1 Advanced position||1756420A0||4205412206|
|5 Categorical PGY-1 positions||1756440C0||4405412349|
|6 Preliminary PGY-1 positions||1756440P0||4405412349|
|6 Categorical PGY-1 positions||1756140C0||1405412435|
|4 Primary Care PGY-1 positions||1756140M0||1405412435|
|4 Preliminary PGY-1 positions||1756140P0||1405412435|
Urology has 1 position available through the AUA Match. AUA code = 00860959. This position is linked to our General Surgery preliminary year.
Diagnostic Radiology: To be eligible for appointment, residents must have successfully completed a clinical year consisting of training accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC or CFPC. A student who matches into a PGY-1 year not accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC, or CFPC will not meet the eligibility requirements for ACGME-accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency training (for example, a DO program).
Information for all Medical School Graduates
All application materials for the residency programs at Virginia Mason MUST be forwarded to us through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). No faxed or paper copies will be considered for PGY-1 positions.
All applicants must be candidates for an MD or DO degree from an accredited school of medicine or college of osteopathic medicine upon application.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is REQUIRED prior to the start of our resident training programs. Make sure you sign up for an ACLS certification course during your fourth year. Check with your Dean’s office regarding ACLS training information.
ALL applicants must submit the Required ERAS Application materials:
- Completed ERAS Application form
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcripts
- Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
- Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation on official letterhead, preferably from your core rotation department heads or preceptors
- USMLE Transcripts I and II preferred. Applicants who have previously failed any attempts at the USMLE step I and/or II will most likely be removed from further consideration.
Applicant information is downloaded daily from ERAS. We review ALL application documents to make our applicant selection. Applicants are selected based on their academic credentials, preparedness, aptitudes, abilities and communication skills, as well as personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity. Virginia Mason resident training programs do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious preference, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Our interview season begins in late October 2018 and extends through January 2019. No interviews will be scheduled Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2018 or Dec. 25, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019. Applicants who are not selected for interview will receive a letter of regret.
Graduates of international medical schools applying for internship or residency, must submit the above required application documents and must have applied for, or hold a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be considered for an interview.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the current requirements for an appropriate U.S visa* as specified by the United States government.
*Virginia Mason Residency Programs consider J1 Visa or permanent resident only — NO EXCEPTIONS.
A minimum of six months previous U.S. clinical, hands-on patient care experience is required prior to application. Externships, observerships and research do NOT meet this requirement.
Applicants who graduated from medical school prior to 2013 (unless the applicant has documented verification of continued clinical experience, preferably in the U.S.), will most likely be removed from further consideration.
Click program links above for additional program-specific criteria and interview dates that are being offered by each program.