Application FAQs

1. How do I apply?

We accept applications only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)

2. Are USMLE scores required?


3.  When will you be conducting interviews?

We begin the interview process in November and finish by the end of January.

4.  Do you offer PGY-1 positions?

For 2022, GW offers 5 Categorical Positions for Residency Training in Anesthesiology. There are preliminary PGY1 spots available at GW in Surgery (2 spots) and Internal Medicine.

5. How many OR's does GW have?

GW has 17 spacious operating rooms in the 2nd floor main suite of operating rooms.  We also have 2 additional operating rooms in the 3rd floor labor and delivery suite. We also have a combined MRI-OR on the 6th floor for complicated neurosurgical procedures. In addition, we provide anesthesia in our endoscopy suite, the interventional radiology area, in the CT and MRI scanners, the electrophysiology lab, and an ambulatory surgical center located near GWU hospital. There are also over 40 additional locations active daily at the Children's National Medical Center, the District of Columbia Veteran's Administration Hospital, and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD where I residents may provide anesthesia.

6.  Does GW use modern equipment and have adequate support?

The new GW Hospital opened in August 2002. We are the most modern hospital in the area. Automated operating room anesthesia records are fully functional with computer interface to patient medical records and scheduling software.

Fiberoptic bronchoscopy, video laryngoscopes, ultrasound machines, and point of care testing machines are readily available.

We have Wi-Fi Internet capability throughout the hospital, free parking for residents, and a meal stipend for residents.

7. Does GW have transplant surgery?

Yes.  GW University Hospital has an active transplant surgery service, including liver transplantation.

8.  Where do residents live?

There are many places to find housing in the DC area.  Housing tends to be more expensive within NW DC.  More affordable housing can be found in the suburbs (all within a 15 minute commute) of Alexandria (Va), Arlington (Va), Falls Church (Va), or in Maryland.

9.  What is there to do in DC?

Where should we begin?  If you are into sports, we have the Commanders, Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and DC United.  DC offers a variety of live music and shopping, and the classical and performing arts can be seen at such places as The Kennedy Center.  Many famous tourist attractions can be found in the DC area such as the various historical monuments, The Smithsonian Institution Museums, and the newly opened World War II Memorial.  Single people enjoy active weekend nights out in the areas of Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Adam's Morgan. For more information about the neighborhood, please refer to the our neighborhood page.