To Apply

Due to Covid-19 concerns, no in-person visits will be scheduled during the 2020-21 interview season. We recognize that applicants may encounter challenges in supplying exam scores and other application materials and will take that into consideration during our selection process.


All applications must be submitted through ERAS.


We will consider your ERAS application for an interview invitation if you are

  • a graduate or 4th year medical student in good standing from a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), OR
  • a graduate or 4th year medical student in good standing of an international medical school, OR
  • a graduate or a 4th year medical student in good standing from a US medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA)

       AND have all of the following:

       >passing USMLE or COMLEX board scores;
       >appropriate references (3) from clinical work performed in the United States; and
       >eligibility for a J1Visa if not a permanent resident of the US.

International applicants do not need to be ECFMG-certified at the time of application. The NRMP verifies with the ECFMG on the rank order list deadline to ensure that candidates have passed Step 1 and both parts of Step 2. If they cannot verify this information at that time, candidates are withdrawn from the Match. International graduates need to be ECFMG-certified prior to the start of residency training.

All osteopathic candidates who match with us will automatically be placed in an osteopathic designated position. Any MD interested in an osteopathic designated position should contact the Osteopathic Education Director, Dr. Kathryn Hoffmann, to discuss.

Students or graduates of US, Canadian, or international medical schools are not encouraged to apply if they have failed any combination of USMLE (steps 1 or 2 ) or COMLEX tests (steps 1 or 2) more than three times.

Interested candidates often ask if we have a graduation year cut-off, which we do not. Gaining clinical work through observerships or externships is accepted; we ask for letters of recommendation from any such experience in the United States.

Please note, we do not offer externships, observerships, or research or volunteer experiences, nor do we offer pre-match positions.

NOTE: Second year resident positions are occasionally available. Please contact us directly to check availability if you are interested in a PGY2 position.


MDFMR does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Click here to read our Eligibility and Selection Policy.