Application Process

Application process is via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept applications received in the mail or sent by fax. 

Program requirements for U.S. Medical Graduates:

  • Letters:
    • MSPE/Dean's letter.
    • Letters of recommendation (minimum of three):
      • One from the Department of Medicine at your medical school.
      • Two from professional contacts of your choice.
  • Medical school transcripts.
  • Passing score from the USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS.
  • Personal Statement.

Program requirements for International Medical Graduates:

  1. U.S. citizen or permanent residency.
    • We only accept J1-visa's sponsored by the ECMFG and H-visa's in transfer.  We do not initiate H-visa's
  2. Recent U.S. clinical training in an ACGME approved program is preferred.
  3. Recent graduate of medical school preferred.
  4. Valid ECFMG certificate/status report including passing USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS.
  5. Letters:
    • MSPE/Dean's letter.
    • Letters of recommendation (minimum of three):
      • One from the Department of Medicine at your medical school.
      • Two from professional contacts of your choice.
  6. Medical school transcripts.
  7. USMLE transcript that documents pass on first attempt.
  8. Personal Statement.
  9. Current curriculum vitae which includes all activity from the date of medical school graduation to present.*

*All time must be accounted for.

Interviews

Invitations for interviews are issued only after the applicant's file is complete and has been reviewed. All first-year appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program. All appointments are for one year and will be renewed by mutual agreement of both parties.

  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine requires passing scores on USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS for eligibility for a limited (training) license which is required to start a PGY-1 year.  There is no flexibility on this requirement.  Programs at UMass Medical School are not all requiring that students take Step 2CK and Step 2CS prior to scheduling an interview; however, programs may decide against ranking an applicant who cannot provide passing scores by the NRMP Rank Order deadline.

Once an applicant has been extended an invitation to interview they can choose to make travel accommodations using the information in this link.

More Information

For additional information please contact the Residency Office at 774-442-2173 or 774-442-2174.