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Applying to the Worcester Family Medicine Residency


Social equity and inclusion is an important mission of our residency - read more 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!
 

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 ideally by second attempt 
  • At least 3 recommendation letters from faculty supervisors
  • ERAS personal statement

    PLEASE NOTE: 
    In addition to your personal statement, please answer the supplemental question below for us (this question is for both U.S. and international applicants):  

    In our program, we have the privilege of caring for vulnerable and marginalized people. We recognize that aspects of an applicant's path, including their identity and life experiences, may inform their attitudes towards the aforementioned group. Therefore, we would like to learn about the path each of our applicants took to reach residency.  How do your identity and your experiences influence your perspectives on medicine and your approach to the care of vulnerable populations?


Additional application requirements for International Medical Graduates:

  • Valid ECFMG Certificate
  • 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 – one for each health center:

Barre Family Health Center (Barre)

3050120C2

Family Health Center of Worcester
(Queen Street)

3050120C1

Hahnemann Family Health Center
(Lincoln Street)

3050120C0

 

NRMP policy requires that each training program provide complete and accurate information to interviewees, including a sample contract and the institution's policies on visa status and eligibility for appointment to a residency or fellowship position, as applicable. Please find additional information here.