The residency program is open to United States citizens or foreign-born residents holding a valid visa for training or residence in the United States. Applicants must be graduates from an accredited medical school and must have passed FLEX or National Board examinations to become eligible for medical licensure in the State of Missouri. All foreign applicants with J-1 visas, except graduates of Canadian medical schools, must have passed the FMGEMS (formerly VQE) qualifying examination, have a valid ECFMG certificate and plan to return to academic programs in their countries.


Applications for the clinical residency program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Completed applications should be submitted by October 30. The review process begins in early November after the Dean’s letters are available. Candidates will be invited for interviews in late November or early December. The interviews take place in late December through January. We do participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP)

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital do not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or disability. Present Department of Defense policy governing ROTC and AFROTC programs discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation; such discrimination is inconsistent with Washington University policy. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; 314-935-5949.