How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To Serve. To Heal. To Educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

The Emergency Medicine Residency at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and all information is processed through this system without exception.  

ERAS applications must contain the following information in order for your application to be considered:

For Cooper EM's 2021-2022 Interviews

  • Common application form
  • We are requiring at least 1 SLOE; preferably 2
  • We are requesting applicants to include a program specific paragraph/addendum on their personal statement as to why they would succeed at Cooper
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores – All applicants must submit USMLE Step 1 results
  • Completed applications must be submitted by October 15th

Interview Specifics

  • All applications are screened by the Selection Committee
  • Interviews are by invitation only
    • You will be notified via email if you have been offered the opportunity to interview
  • All interviews will be virtual and will run from November through mid-January.
  • Invitations are given to a highly competitive and select group of applicants. You will be notified via email if you have been offered the opportunity to interview. In order to be guaranteed an interview spot, please be sure to respond as soon as possible after receiving your invitation email.
  • Unfortunately this year, there will be no “in person” shadow opportunities nor second looks. We are happy to answer any questions you may have after interviews to help you make the best choice possible with regards to your residency training.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program requires graduation from an accredited medical school. Individuals accepted for a position in the program must be U.S. citizen, classified as a resident alien, or hold a J-1 visa.