For your application to the Family Medicine Residency to be reviewed and considered, you must:
- Have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) on your first attempt. Applicants with scores greater than 200 or greater than 500, respectively, are given preference. All scores must be available before rank day.
- Have graduated from medical school within the last two years. If you graduated more than two years before applying for this program or you are an international medical graduate, you must have at least one year of hands-on experience in the U.S. health care system within those two years prior to application. Observerships and research do not meet this requirement.
- Show clear evidence of a strong commitment to and experience in family medicine.
- Submit three letters of recommendation (in addition to the required dean's letter), at least one of which should be from a family physician who has observed your clinical skills.
If you are an international graduate, you must have a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate before the start of residency if you match with our program. Mayo Clinic supports ECFMG J-1 visas.
There are six PGY-1 positions available each year in the Family Medicine Residency.
How to apply
You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Dec. 31 of the year preceding the appointment date. The academic year begins in July.
- To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.
- All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.
- Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted from November through mid-January each year.
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