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Apply to the UMass Chan Worcester Residency Program!

Meet our new intern class for 2023-24!

Social equity and inclusion is an important mission of our residency – read
about the work we are doing with our residency and faculty! 

We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and fill PGY-1 positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) only.  Please note that we cannot accept applications sent to us via fax or email! 

We welcome applicants from both US and international medical schools each year and we are excited we have both overseas graduates and domestic graduates in our current residency class!  Check out our recent residency graduates from international medical schools. 

Interview Season 2023-24
This recruitment season, UMass Chan will be offering virtual-only interviews in alignment with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)'s guidance. We will not conduct any in-person evaluations of candidates. Interviews will begin in late October and run until late January. We anticipate offering virtual second looks and in-person second looks for those who would like to visit Worcester after our interviews end for the year. Our second looks are not evaluative and will not impact ranking of applicants in any way, although may serve to help the applicant better distinguish between our three health centers.

 A complete application file for all LCME and International Medical Graduates must include: 

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • Medical School Transcript indicating medical school graduation within 5 years
  • Medical School Dean's letter
  • Passing scores on USMLE 1, 2, 2CS, or COMLEX exams by second attempt 
  • At least 3 recommendation letters from faculty supervisors
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview

Additional application requirements for International Medical Graduates:

  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (continued below)
  • The preferred visa option is J-1.  
  • Minimum of 6 months of prior U.S. or equivalent clinical experience with significant patient care responsibility to include:
    • Direct patient contact
    • History taking
    • Physical examinations
    • Development of differential diagnoses
    • Identification of relevant clinical findings
    • Problem assessments
    • Formulation of management plans
    • Observerships/externships which do not include the above cannot be accepted

The Match

Our program is like three residencies in one!  Applicants may list one, two, or all three health centers on their match list depending upon personal preference. 

Applicants must interview at each health center they intend to rank since each health center constructs its own rank list. The UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency has three separate match numbers below – one for each health center:

 Barre Family Health Center  


Family Health Center of Worcester
(Queen Street)


Hahnemann Family Health Center
(Lincoln Street)