Applying for Residency

Application FAQ

When is the deadline to apply?
October 31, 2016

What are the minimum requirements for admission into your program?

  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Step I score report
  • USMLE Step II score report
  • USMLE Step II CS
  • Current photo
  • ECFMG certificate

Does your program accept the COMLEX in lieu of USMLE for graduates of osteopathic medical schools?

Does your program consider a minimum cutoff score for USMLE exams?
Passing scores for USMLE are required. There are no minimal passing score requirements; however, USMLE scores are considered an important part of the complete application.

How many spots does your program offer?
We have 22 Categorical Medicine positions, 2 Primary Care positions, 2 Preliminary Medicine positions, and 4 Medicine/Pediatrics positions.

Does your program impose a limit on the graduate year of applicants?
Yes. We ask that applicants have graduated no more than 5 years from time of application.

What type(s) of Visas does your program sponsor?
We only sponsor the J-1 Visa. Unfortunately, we do not substitute or accept any others at this time.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates (IMGs)? If so, what percentage of your program is comprised of IMGs?
The UMMC program is proud to accept graduates of any program if they meet the minimum requirements set forth by our program. The percentage varies from year to year, usually between 3-5%.

Is U.S. clinical experience required for IMGs?
No, U.S. clinical experience is not required for admission into our program, but may be taken into consideration when your application is reviewed.