How to Apply
Maine Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and this process selects all PGY-1 residents in the institution. All applications will be handled according to the rules of the plan. We use the electronic residency application service (ERAS). All documentation must be submitted using the ERAS program. We cannot accept any forms from applicants through the mail. You will need to instruct people writing your letters of recommendation to send a copy to your Dean’s office. Applicants can also check the ERAS web site at: http://www.aamc.org/eras/start.htm with questions about the application process.
All U.S. medical schools have workstations and applicants wishing to apply should contact their student affairs office or Dean’s office. They will provide you with information and the software for submitting your application through ERAS. International medical graduates can contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for their application materials and eligibility requirements. Canadian medical students should contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service in Ontario, Canada.
The Residency Director reviews each completed applicant file and makes the decision as to who will be invited for an interview. If an interview is granted, you will receive an e-mail from the Department of Emergency Medicine stating that your application has been reviewed and requesting you call the department to arrange for an interview.
In addition to the completed application, we require a transcript of your grades, USMLE or COMLEX scores, a dean’s letter, and three letters of recommendation. After all of these materials have been received, the application will be reviewed and a decision made concerning a personal interview. We will notify you via ERAS about whether or not we are able to offer you an interview.
Interviews are scheduled from November through the end of January. Interviews are held one day per week: Monday & some Tuesdays. Interviews will not be held between December 20, 2014 and January 5, 2015. The interviews provide opportunities to discuss the program with the residency director, faculty, and residents, and to tour the hospital and Emergency Department. The interview day begins between 7 – 7:30 AM and ends in the mid-afternoon. There is usually an informal social function the evening before the interview day when applicants and current residents can meet away from the hospital.
The deadline for complete applications is November 1, 2014.
Use the Electronic Residency Application Service to apply for the Maine Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
For questions about the residency program, please contact Jana Ricker.