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Selection of Residents and Fellows

Selection of residents and fellows is based upon academic records, recommendation letters and interviews without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status, age or disability.

All residents/fellows at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) must obtain a Mississippi medical license. One requirement of the licensure board is that applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (or COMLEX equivalents for D.O. applicants) before a restricted temporary license will be issued and must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 (or COMLEX equivalents) to be eligible for a permanent license. Graduates of foreign medical schools must pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2 to be eligible for a Limited Institutional License.

An applicant without United States citizenship must have a J-1 visa or a Permanent Resident Card in order to be employed as a resident/fellow at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate. All parts of it must be current when the applicant begins the residency program.

In an effort to conform to the nature of the selection and matching process relative to placement in our residency programs, UMMC will require each resident to submit to a drug screen immediately upon arrival on campus or during the initial orientation program. Trainees will be fingerprinted and background investigations will be conducted to include previous employment, licensing, certifications, and criminal, along with credit and personal references.

All residency and fellowship programs accept applications through ERAS, unless otherwise specified, and many participate in the NRMP placement program (or other matching systems). Interested individuals may contact the director of the program in which they are interested for specific application information.