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How to Apply

  • Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
  • Consideration for application shall not be unlawfully influenced or affected by virtue of applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability unrelated to ability to perform the duties of the residency or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Foreign Medical Graduates: You must have your ECFMG certificate and have completed one year at a U.S. Accredited Residency Program. This must be hands-on clinical experience/research fellowships.  Externships and volunteering are not acceptable in place of the one year hands-on clinical requirement.
  • All potential applicants should be either anticipated graduates or graduates of a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association, Education Division.  Any other non-LCME approved medical school, must be enrolled in or will have completed a 12-month PGY I position in a training program approved by the Accreditaiion Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and must have received a 12 month residency completion certificate.  Preference will be given to those completeing PGY I training in a Transitional Year Program, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics or General Surgery residency program.
  • Graduates of LCME or AOA approved programs must have a score satisfactory to the GMEC on USMLE or COMLEX Boards Parts I and have taken Part II to be considered for the Family Medicine and/or Transitional Year Residency program.
  • Foreign Medical Graduates must have a score satisfactory to the GMEC on the USMLE examination to be considered for the Family Medicine Residency and/or the Transtional Year programs.  All applicants must have successfully completed both Parts I and II of the USMLE examination.
  • If an applicant has not passed any part of the USMLE within three attempts no further consideration will be given to their application.
  • A maximum of five (5) years from graduation to application is preferred.
  • Due to fiscal restraints we will only be able to consider J1 Visas.

Applications are received through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

To complete the process, you will need....

  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Personal Statement

Click here to go to the ERAS site

All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

For further information email:

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