Residency Program

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  • Application Criteria

    Applications for the Department of Family Medicine residency program will only be accepted through ERAS for both MD and DO applicants. The application deadline is Dec. 31.

    To be eligible to join the family medicine residency program, applicants must:

    • Have passed Step 1 and Step II CK,CS or COMLEX
      • Applicants with more than two attempts to pass any part of the USMLE will not be considered.
      • The MS State Board of Medical Licensure requires a maximum of six years from passage of all Step exam for licensure.
      • Applicants will preferably have a two-digit score greater than 80 (three-digit score minimum - 196) on both Step I and Step II CK.
    • Have graduated from medical school preferably no longer than four years ago or have been in practice or an ACGME/AOA approved program if date since graduation exceeds four years.
    • Be eligible for licensure in the state of MS. Please refer to requirements posted on the state licensure website.
    • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Applicants with previous residency training must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her prior program director with specific information regarding performance in the six ACGME competency areas.
    • International medical graduates must:
      • Have a valid ECFMG by the time of ranking
      • U.S. clinical experience is preferred
      • Accept J1 visas