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Residency Application Process

We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The deadline to submit your application for the upcoming academic year is Oct. 31st.

Interview process

Interviews generally occur from October through November. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this upcoming Interview season will be conducted using virtual interviews instead of "in-person" interviews. We realize this is will be a totally new process and we greatly appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we all work through this process together. Our department will be updating our website as soon as more infomation is available.    

Application requirements

  • Our program application deadline is October 31, 2020.
  •  Maximum of 10 years from completion of Medical School.
  • Minimum USMLE Step Scores are 225 to enter our residency program.  Completion of Step 1 and Step 2CK are necessary for application.
  • Step 2 CS has been suspended for the next 12-18 months.
  •  US Clinical Experience is strongly encouraged (i.e.; Medical student rotation or an observership in the Neurological sciences. Our department offers clinical experiences/observer-ships/ rotations to Universities who are affiliated with The University of MS Medical Center.
  •  **However, due to COVID-19, all outside observer-ships/ rotations have been suspended until further notice.  
  •  Our institution sponsors J1 visa only.
  •  Percentage of IMG residents varies from year to year.
  • Your ECMFG certificate will be necessary at a certain time; but will not be needed for an interview invitation.  (Stated verification of graduation will be acceptable at that time on ERAS application)
  •  There are 16 residents in our program at this time.  (We match 4 each year through ERAS)
  •  Two attempts on USMLE steps.
  •  This is a 4 year program (preliminary positions are not available)
  •  Our program does recognize approved core clinical rotations outside of the US.
  •  Our program requires a minimum of 3 current Letters of reference.

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