Application Process

Application process is via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept applications or additional letters of recommendation received in the mail or sent by fax. The program is notified when an applicant updates their file.

Program Requirements for U.S. Medical Graduates:

  • Letters:
    • MSPE/Deans Letter
    • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of three):
      • One from the department of medicine at your 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:

  • 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
  • Recent U.S. Clinical training in an ACGME approved program is preferred
  • Recent graduate of medical school preferred
  • Valid ECFMG certificate/status report including passing USMLE* Step1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS
  • 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
  • USMLE transcript that documents pass on first attempt
  • Personal Statement
  • Current curriculum vitae which includes all activity from the date of medical school graduation to present **

*  The program accepts COMLEX scores for applications in an osteopathic program in lieu of USMLE

** All time must be accounted for         


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 contacted for an interview, an applicant may make arrangements for local transportation and accommodations. Please click here for more information.

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

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