How To Apply

Thank you for your inquiry regarding our residency program. Morehouse School of Medicine Family Medicine participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and only accepts applications through this system. The deadline to apply is December 31st. ERAS may be contacted at (202) 828-0413. United States graduates, even if not a current student, should apply using their medical school’s Dean’s office to obtain access to ERAS and to upload documents designated for upload by the institution. International graduates should apply through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Applicants must either attend or be a graduate of a LCME school or a school recognized by the State of California Medical Licensure Board to be ranked by the Program. A list of these schools is available at the Medical Board of California website. Additionally, applicants must have passed USMLE Step I, Step II Medical Knowledge, and Step II Clinical Skills Exam in order to be considered for our Match Ranking List. Preference for ranking is placed on applicants with a minimum passing score of 215 on Step 1 and 230 on Step 2. Further, the applicant must have United States citizenship, be a lawful permanent resident, a refugee, or an asylee, or have a J-1 visa status in order to enter the program. The applicant must possess the appropriate documentation to legally train at Morehouse School of Medicie. The program does not admit anyone with any other type of visa and does not sponsor visas. International medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate with a date no later than March 20th and must possess a social security card with no restrictions. 

Our program requires that all applicants have at least six (6) months of clinical experience in the United States or Canada that does not include observership or research. We must have documentation of this from a faculty member of a LCME-accredited medical school for American graduates and from the host hospital for international graduates.

ERAS applications will be considered noncompetitive if the applicant has not passed either USMLE on the second attempt and Clinical Skills Exam on first attempt. It is preferred that applicants who have already graduated medical school have taken and passed USMLE Step III.

The final rank list is determined by information in the ERAS application, applicant interview, and supplemental sources, and by input from residents, faculty, and staff who participated in any part of the recruitment and/or interview process.

Questions regarding the program’s criteria must be directed to the Program Manager at (800) 724-1025.