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Admissions

Qualifications

Each resident starting in the Ophthalmology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, must obtain a Minnesota medical license. The following additional qualifications are required:

Domestic medical school graduate requirements

You must be a graduate of an accredited medical or osteopathic school located in the United States, its territories or Canada. You must have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) steps 1, 2 and 3, each within three attempts and completed within seven years, or passed the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) exam, Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) or state exam and completed one year of residency in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program.

Foreign medical school graduate requirements

You must be a graduate of a medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. You must have passed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3, each within three attempts and completed within seven years, or passed the FLEX or LMCC exam and completed two years of residency in an ACGME program. Lastly, you must have an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate.

Also see general admissions requirements:

  • June 3, 2014
  • ART644909