Thank you for your interest in our Anesthesiology Residency Program. We are thrilled that you are considering the University of Florida for your next step in training.
The application deadline is December 31 each year for positions that begin on July 1 the following year.
To apply, you must sign up and participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Your ERAS application should include:
- 3 letters of reference
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (aka Dean’s letter)
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Full Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Scores
To our 2023-2024 applicants:
This year we will be using the Residency Central Application (https://centralapp.accessgme.com) as a supplement to ERAS. The CentralApp was started as a free alternative to ERAS in plastic surgery 3 years ago and is now being expanded to include more specialties. We are one of the first programs to trial this platform in anesthesiology, and we hope that in future years we can remove the financial barriers created by progressive application fee structures. As you will see from the questions, CentralApp also promotes holistic application review by focusing on quality application content rather than quantity.
Upon accessing the platform, you will be instructed to create a secure account and will be able to request letters of recommendation, transcripts, and MSPE (Dean’s Letters) directly through the portal. The Match will remain with the NRMP. Please direct any questions about the application to HELP@accessgme.com.
Please note that results from USMLE Step I are needed. Although there is no defined cut-off for performance on USMLE 1, our low-end average USMLE Step 1 score for successful applicants is a 220.
Results from both Step I and II are needed prior to the end of the interview season. We do accept International Medical Graduates, however we do not sponsor H-1 or J-1 visas.
Altus Suite – assessments of non-cognitive skills for selection
All applicants applying to the Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Florida are required to complete an online suite of assessments (Altus Suite), to assist with our selection process.
Altus Suite is a standardized, three-part online assessment of non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values and priorities that we believe are important for successful residents of our program. Altus Suite will complement the other tools that we use for applicant review and evaluation. In implementing Altus Suite, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
Altus Suite consists of:
- Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test
- Snapshot: 10-minute one-way video interview with standardized questions
- Duet: 15-minute value-alignment assessment
You will register for Altus Suite for CSP-20101 – U.S. Graduate Medical Education
Access www.TakeAltus.com to learn more about the three-part assessment, important dates and requirements, and to create your account.
Other Things to Note
Paper applications will not be accepted.
Prior clinical training is not required for our residency program. We consider every application. Our Match Coordinator and Selection Committee will review all applications individually. It is very important for your file to be as complete as possible for their review.
A personal email to interview is sent to you upon acceptance. We interview October through January on selected Thursdays.
Competitive applicants must have outstanding recommendations and academic credentials.
Applicants who have substantial research experience, wish to continue conducting research during residency, and are interested in a career in academic medicine should look into our Gravenstein Scholar Program.
Best wishes as you begin your residency search. We hope to hear from you!
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, PO Box 100254, Gainesville, FL 32610