To apply to the program, we review only applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We begin the review process in September, and generally continue to download applications from the ERAS Post Office until November 1 or until all the available appointments for interviews have been taken. Interviews are normally held between October and January. We receive a large number of applications, and it is not possible to interview more than approximately 15% of the candidates who apply. We do not send any rejection notices to candidates who are not called for an interview.
We will consider all qualified candidates, including U.S. graduates and IMGs. Generally, we seek candidates who have USMLE scores in the mid 80's or above on both parts. Although occasional exceptions can be made, it is unusual for us to interview any candidate who does not have USMLE scores in the mid 80's or above.
We prefer candidates who have graduated from medical school within the past eight years. However, we do consider many candidates who have had continuous clinical experience or contact since graduation. Those who have not had recent clinical contact should ideally undergo a period of observership or externship in a U.S. hospital prior to beginning a residency. Familiarity with the U.S. healthcare system is an obvious asset. Candidates who have completed an observership or externship are viewed more favorably.