IMG Frequently Asked Questions

Do you 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 you a competitive program?

Yes, very competitive. We receive approximately 1,000 applications each year for our seven positions.

Do you 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 weeks' 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 you sponsor visas (J1 student or H1B worker visas)?

We do not sponsor visas; 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 1 of the academic year in which you begin training (example:  6/1/18 for academic year 18-19). 

Do you 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 you interview international medical graduates?

Yes.

Do you have international medical graduates in our program?

Yes.

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 whom you have rotated.

Please be aware that ERAS only allows for four LORs to be uploaded. One of those must be from a family medicine physician. We do not accept application materials outside of ERAS.