Application Process

First Year Resident Application

Candidates seeking categorical slots are required to apply through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Applicants should strive to complete the majority of their ERAS application in time for the initial September application date. Completed applications to our program must be received no later than December 1 for positions beginning July 1 of the following year. However, we review applications on a rolling basis and an earlier application submission is to your benefit. We require the following:

  • Completed ERAS common application information (including a CV as generated through ERAS)
  • USMLE score(s) (all applicants must submit a USMLE Step 1 pass/fail score)
  • Dean's letter from medical school
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts
  • ECFMG certificate if graduated from a foreign school (can be provided at a later date if not available before application deadline)
  • Any other appropriate credentials
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Special Consideration for Foreign Medical Graduates Applicants

We welcome Foreign Medical Graduate (FMG) applications for residency. Currently, we have just over 10% FMG enrollment. Read our FAQs for answers to questions about visas and more.

Candidate Interviews

On the day of their invited interview, candidates will rotate between these assigned activities:

  1. Two formal one-on-one interviews with department faculty members (20 minutes in length each)
  2. Two informal small-group conversations with the Program Director and Department Chair (20 minutes in length each)
  3. A situational judgment assessment (1 hour in length)
  4. Resident Q&A: an informal discussion with residents regarding daily schedules, our M Simulation space, and OR virtual tours

The night before your interview, we will host applicants for a virtual “dinner” where they will be able to meet with a group of residents in an informal Zoom session.