Emergency Medicine Residency Application

Information and Updates - It is vitally important for all applicants to check with their respective service's graduate medical education offices and advisors for up-to-date information and requirements on the application process. This brochure is for informational purposes only and is not intended as specific service regulation or rules.

Eligibility - U.S. citizenship and a graduate of an accredited U.S. school of medicine. Graduates from foreign medical schools must possess a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Fourth-year medical students, interns, GMOs, as well as other eligible candidates may apply. Most of our applicants have an HPSP, USUHS, ROTC, USMA, or USAFA obligation. Civilian or non-obligated military applications may also be considered. Acceptance in the program necessitates a military contract and obligation. Contact the Army or Air Force GME Offices for more details.

Applications - Applicants are reminded to file their official applications, to include official copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, board scores, etc, directly with and in accordance with the rules of their respective service's GME Offices. Be sure to adhere to the deadlines published by the GME Offices.

Interviews - Generally conducted in the months of July through October. It is imperative that applicants contact the program starting in June to schedule an interview. Interview slots fill quickly and late schedulers may find available slots filled. In-person interviews are preferable; however, telephone interviews are offered in situations of deployment, overseas assignments, and other reasonable circumstances. Please submit your curriculum vitae and GME application.

Criteria for Selection - Is set by the services' Surgeons General and includes potential for success in emergency medicine, academic performance in medical school, board scores, letters of recommendation, demonstrated interest in military service, leadership potential, physical, mental, and ethical fitness.

Medical Student Rotations - Fourth year medical students may request a month-long clerkship at SAMMC. This rotation provides an excellent opportunity to experience the excitement and intensity of SAUSHEC emergency medicine. Because of the increase interest there is also an EM ultrasound rotation. This was set up to help give the student more exposure to the EM staff and faculty. Contact the SAMMC GME Offices and obtain a slot from the hospital medical student coordinator. July-October are peak months and slots are limited, so schedule early.

Residency Coordinator

Phone: (210) 916-6129

To Schedule an Interview for Residency

Phone: (210) 916-6129

To Schedule a Medical Student Rotation

Phone: (210) 916-3231
1-800-531-1114 ext. 63231

Wilford Hall Medical Center
Phone: (210) 292-7441

To File an Official Application


Directorate of Medical Education
5109 Leesburg Pike, Skyline 6, Room 691A, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258
Phone: (877) 633-2769 toll free

Air Force

550 C Street W Suite 25
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4727
Phone: (800) 531-5800 toll free

To Write the Program

SAUSHEC Emergency Medicine Residency
3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200
Phone: (210) 916-6129