Reapplying to Residency

Alumni who are reapplying to residency are eligible to reapply as a “sponsored graduate” of UWSOM.

Interested alumni should contact the Student Affairs office ( to obtain access to the residency application systems, and the Career Advising office ( to receive residency application process communications and to obtain Specialty Career Advisor contact information.

When Reapplying

It is important to review your previous application to determine what you will need to focus on in reapplying (i.e. doing more networking or practicing your interview skills).

Consult with a Specialty Career Advisor and/or a Career Advisor to discuss your re-application.

Between June 4 and October 1, Career Advising and Student Affairs offices send weekly Friday residency planning newsletters with important information about application requirements, deadlines, and tips for the 2022 residency application cycle.

The weekly newsletters are a highly used resource by alumni and it is important that you read them to ensure you successfully navigate all parts of the residency application process.

October 1 Congrats, Interview Season Reminders, and Data Collection

September 24 Final Application Details and Interview Info for Next Week

September 17 Do’s, Don’ts, and Finalizing Your Application

September 10 Application Reminders

September 3 Transcripts and Building Your Program List

August 27 Reviewing Application Resources and Components

August 20 No Newsletter Sent

August 13 Mock Interviews

August 6 Interviewing Part 2

July 30 Interviewing Part 1

July 23 MSPE ERAS Reminders

July 16 Financing the Process

July 9 Researching Programs

July 2 No newsletter due to Holiday weekend

June 25 Residency Application Components, Part 2

June 18 Residency Application Components, Part 1

June 11 Residency Application Systems, Dual Applying, and Couples Match

June 4 Intro to Residency Application Season and Planning Team

The ERAS platform opens to applicants annually in June. To access the system, alumni applicants must contact the Student Affairs office to obtain a registration token.

Applicants who have certified and submitted an ERAS application in a prior season (2016 application season and onwards) will be able to import their application data and associated letters of recommendation (LoRs) into the current season.

Upon registering your MyERAS token, you will be prompted by the system to:

  • Import your most recently certified and submitted MyERAS application data, if you choose to do so
  • You may select associated LoRs to import
  • If you wish to import application data or letters later, you can do that from the History tab.

You may edit your prior MyERAS application information for the new season after it is imported.

Documents that are not imported (Medical School Transcript, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), or USMLE board scores) will need to be uploaded and sent to programs.

The MSPE will be uploaded to the application systems by the Student Affairs Office.

Per AAMC requirements, no changes may be made to the original MSPE document.

  • If you graduated within the previous two years, additional academic and professionalism performance information can be added as an addendum to the original document

An addendum is not required and programs are not looking for it. Historically, the document has helped in two particular situations:

  1. When you are switching to a new specialty that you only rotated in after the original MSPE was created
  2. When your 4th-year performance is substantively better than your 3rd-year performance

Addendum requests must be submitted to the Student Affairs MSPE staff via email ( before August 15.

To request a copy of your MSPE/Dean’s Letter:

Please email Student Affairs, with the following information:

  • Name (please include your full name, with any previous names used while enrolled)
  • Graduation year
  • Email address
  • Any specific handling instructions

Yes, including a letter from your current program director detailing your strengths would be ideal.

You can also ask your past letter writers to update the letters they wrote for you.


Requesting Documents

Email Student Affairs staff and indicate the year in which you graduated and your full name, including any previous names you used during medical school.

  1. On the UW Transcripts website, navigate to “Ordering Transcripts”.
  2. Under “Official Transcripts” select “Parchment” or “Parchment [UW NETID]” (whichever applies to you).
  3. Select your transcript type.
    • To be sent to you: “PDF – Delivered to Recipient”.
    • To be sent to Student Affairs or the fellowship program contact: “PDF – Downloaded by Third Party”.
  4. Enter the recipient’s name and email address.
    • For ERAS apps: the recipient can be the applicant or Sarah Wood.
    • For non-ERAS apps: the recipient can be the applicant or the fellowship program contact.

Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery and processing.