The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires
that the Institution have written policies and procedures for the
recruitment and appointment of residents. In addition, the
Institution must monitor the compliance of each program with
Eligibility for Fellows and Residents
Programs should select from among eligible applicants on the
basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic
credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.
Programs must not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age,
religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Selection of Residents/Fellows
An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications as
established by the ACGME:
- A graduate of a medical school in the United States or
Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME); or
- A graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the
United States or Canada accredited by the American
Osteopathic Association (AOA); or,
- A graduate of a medical school outside the United States
or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional
- Holds a currently-valid certificate from the
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
prior to appointment; or,
- Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice
medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in his
or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program; or,
- Has graduated from a medical school outside the
United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program
provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
MD applicants entering a residency training program at UVM Medical Center must have passed Step 1 and 2 (CK and CS) of USMLE prior to employment start date.
DO applicants entering a residency training program at
UVM Medical Center must have passed Step 1 and 2 (CE and PE) of
COMLEX prior to employment start date.
Specific residency programs may require DO applicants to
have passed Steps 1 and 2 of USMLE prior to employment start
date. DO applicants should contact the UVM Medical Center
residency program for further information.
Residents shall not be re-appointed if s/he has not passed
USMLE Step 3 (MDs) or COMLEX Part 3 (DOs) and be eligible for a
full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Vermont
prior to the start of their PGY-3 year.
Each program determines the appropriate maximum number of
years allowable post medical school or completion of a previous
residency training program.
Anyone entering a UVM Medical Center fellowship must be
eligible for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine
Download GME Policies and Procedure Manual.