Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to your program?

We accept applications through the ERAS program. We do not offer any positions outside of the NRMP match.  

Is there a formal mentorship program? 

Yes, the MetroHealth Anesthesia Residency Program offers a formal resident mentorship program that provides faculty guidance throughout residency training. Residents in their CA1-CA3 years will have an anesthesia faculty member that serves as their mentor. 

The mentor will seek to help trainees meet their training goals, offer guidance for career growth, and provide advice for the residents ' professional development throughout their training. Additionally, each resident will have mentorship from both the program director and the associate program director facilitated through periodic individualized meetings. 

Are there moonlighting opportunities available?

Yes, once you finish your CA1 year and are in good academic standing as defined by the program, it is possible to moonlight with the permission of the program director.

What is the salary?

This depends on post graduate year. Please see Salary and Benefits.

What kind of step scores do I need in order to apply?

We look at the entire application and do not have a strict score cut off. However, anesthesiology residency is challenging and demanding.

You will continue to have to write exams during your training (in training exams, anesthesia knowledge test, BASIC) while learning how to function in the OR. As a result, we favor applicants with a strong history of academic performance and prioritize scores above 220.

What if I failed a USMLE step score?

As this represents the minority of applicants, we will not prioritize looking at applicants that have failed any portion of the USMLE exams.

What is the cut off point for year of graduation from medical school?

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of year of graduation from medical school. We have had numerous residents that have excelled coming from other specialties. However, large gaps in your medical training are problematic.

Do you accept applications from foreign medical graduates?

We accept applications from all qualified US and International graduates.

What visas do you support?

We sponsor both J1 and H1B visas.

Do you offer both categorical and advanced positions?

Yes. We offer 3 categorical and 4 advanced placement positions.

What EMR do you use?

We use EPIC for all of our medical records both in the hospital and in the OR.

What is it like to live in Cleveland?

Cleveland is a great city to live in, having the pros of living in big metropolitan area with few cons.

There are plenty of restaurants, parks, museums, festivals, and things to do around the city whether you are single or will be arriving with a family. Cleveland is especially beautiful in the summer.

Cost of living is very reasonable, traffic isn’t something we worry about. For more information, see Living in Cleveland.

Additional Questions?

For more information, please email us.