To Apply

Interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2024-25 recruitment season. We invite applicants on a rolling basis. All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

We typically do not review applications received after December 1st.

In fairness to all candidates, we do not pre-screen by email or phone in determining eligibility.

Please see the FAQs below regarding our application process.

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

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Am I eligible to apply?

Per the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), in order to participate in the Match, applicants must be able to enter graduate medical education on July 1 in the year of the Match and meet all requirements for entry into graduate medical education as prescribed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We suggest applicants review NRMP’s eligibility criteria.

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 score for at least step 1 / level 1
  • at least three (3) references from clinical work performed in the United States that is relevant to application for residency

Anyone who is not a permanent resident of the U.S. must also be eligible for a J1 visa in order to be considered for a residency position with us.

We will not rank applicants who do not provide documentation in ERAS of a passing score on the second part of USMLE or COMLEX.

Is your program osteopathically recognized by ACGME?

Yes. 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. John Diefenderfer, to discuss.

Are you participating in program signaling?

Yes, we do participate in program signaling. The AAMC suggests that applicants signal the programs they’re most interested in regardless of whether they have rotated at the program and believes “This is the most fair and equitable process for all applicant types (MD, DO, and IMGs) and provides all programs that participate in receiving signals with the same information about interest level.” We encourage candidates who have a genuine interest in our program at the time of their application to signal their interest, even if they have rotated with us for core clinical experiences or electives.

Do you accept international applicants?

Absolutely! We welcome applications from international candidates, as long as they are in good standing with their medical school and meet our eligibility criteria. 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 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.

Do you sponsor visas?

We sponsor J1 visas only.

I graduated several years ago. Can I still apply?

Absolutely – all interested candidates meeting our eligibility criteria are welcome to apply. We do give preference to applicants who graduated within the last five (5) years, but have interviewed (and matched) wonderful candidates who completed medical school more than five years before they applied to our program. Gaining clinical experience through observerships or externships is encouraged — we ask for letters of recommendation from any such experience in the United States.

I have already graduated from medical school, can I come do a rotation with you?

Unfortunately no. We do not offer externships, observerships, or research or volunteer experiences, nor do we offer pre-match positions.

Do you have any PGY2 positions available?

Second year resident positions are occasionally available. Please contact us directly to check availability if you are interested in a PGY2 position.  If you have started residency in a specialty other than family medicine, we strongly encourage you to apply through ERAS for a first year position.