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Residency applications for the University of Vermont Family Medicine Residency Program at UVM Medical Center are submitted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The Family Medicine Residency Program at UVM Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Your file will be reviewed and candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviewing generally begins in October and will continue through January.

Materials required from all applicants are:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcripts
  • A minimum of three (3) recent letters of reference from direct supervisors
  • Successful completion of both Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or COMLEX

Application Process for US and Canadian (LCME accredited) Medical Schools:

  1. All applications must be submitted via ERAS prior to the deadline
  2. Application deadline is December 1. All materials must be received by December 31. In order to be considered for ranking, USMLE Step 1 and 2, and COMLEX 1 and 2 scores must be received by February 1.
  3. Photographs are not required to complete your ERAS application, however having a photograph on file is very helpful to us, particularly once you are scheduled to participate in an interview day.

Application Process for Graduates of International Medical Schools:

  1. All applications must be submitted via ERAS prior to the deadline. Applications will not be reviewed, nor will a response be sent to an application sent via email.
  2. In addition to the required materials for application, you will need to have:

    A current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If you do not have this certificate, you will need to contact the ECFMG directly and arrange to take the USMLE.
    You must have graduated from medical school within the last two years. Previous graduates will not be considered.
    You will need to have worked in clinical medicine for at least 6 months in the United States within the last 2 years. (NOTE: Observerships do not fulfill this requirement).
    You must have successfully completed the Clinical Skills Assessment of the USMLE
    You must have a J-1 Visa or have a U.S. citizen Permanent Resident status. No other Visas will be accepted. (H1B are not acceptable.)
    Current students must receive their certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) before beginning their residency training. Applicants who have already completed medical school must have a current and valid certification by the ECFMG in order to be considered. If you do not have this certificate, you will need to contact the ECFMG directly.
    • In addition, your application will not be considered unless you are able to fulfill all of the above criteria.
  3. Photographs are not required to complete your ERAS application, however having a photograph on file is very helpful to us, particularly once you are scheduled to participate in an interview day.

Specific Requirements and Deadlines

The Vermont Department of Health- Board of Medical Practice currently uses the Medical Board of California's list of schools to grant licensure. If you have graduated or will graduate from a medical school on the disapproved list, you will not be considered for a position within our program.

  • Application deadline is December 1.
  • Applications must be received in their entirety (application, dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, transcript, and personal statement) by December 31.
  • Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS or COMLEX 1, 2 CE and 2 PE must be successfully completed and score reports must be received by February 1st in order to be considered for a position within our program.
  • We do not have a minimum score requirement for the USMLE or COMLEX; however applicants with higher scores and less attempts may have a greater likelihood of being offered an interview with our program.

Interview Process

Once our selection committee has reviewed applications, we will email selected applicants to arrange interviews. Interviews are scheduled on certain Mondays and Wednesdays during the months of October, November, December and January. Each interview day has limited space, so it is important that selected candidates respond as early as possible in order to schedule the date that works best for you.

*2020-2021 Special Circumstances – Please note that our 2020-2021 Interview Season will be conducted entirely online. We are still in the planning process of what this will look like, but virtual interviews will likely remain on certain Mondays and Wednesdays.