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Frequently Asked Questions - IMG

Do we have a "minimum score" for eligibility?

We do not have a minimum score requirement but we are a highly competitive program and have students with high scores applying.
Please see the minimum requirements page of our score requirements.
All scores must be received before the application deadline. Please be aware that it can take up to 6 weeks for scores to be released from USMLE.

Are we a competitive program?

Yes, very competitive. We receive approximately 1000 applications each year for our seven positions.

Do we have any special requirements for international medical graduates? Specifically, do we require prior training?

We require that international medical graduates have active, unrestricted ECFMG certificates.
We require a clinical rotation of at least 8 week's duration that involves DIRECT PATIENT CARE, with at least 6 weeks in a family medicine office in the United States for all applicants. 
We also require applicants to have graduated from medical school within 3 years of beginning training in our program.

Do we sponsor visas (J1 student or H1B worker visas)?

We do not sponsor visas.  Although we do accept ECFMG sponsored visas. We do not consider applications with only an EAD visa.  You must be eligible to work in the United States by June 1st of the academic year in which you begin training  (example:  6/1/18 for academic year 18-19). 

Do we accept paper or universal applications?

No. We accept only those applications submitted through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) system. Please contact the ECFMG if you need additional information on applying through the ERAS system.

Do we interview international medical graduates?


Do we have international medical graduates in our program?

Yes. Please see our Faculty and Residents page for school details.

Do I have to participate in the Match? 

Yes. We will only consider and interview those applicants who are planning on ranking our program through the National Resident Matching Program.

Do I have to submit a family medicine letter of recommendation?

Yes you must submit a letter of recommendation from a Family Medicine Physician with which you have rotated.

Please be aware that ERAS only allows for 4 LORs to be uploaded. One of those must be from a Family Medicine Physician. We do not accept application materials outside of ERAS.