School of Medicine

Division of Family Medicine - Residency Program

Application

Thank you for your interest in the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program! All first year residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications and supporting documents MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). We do not accept applications via email, fax, letter, or in person. All applications must be received by November 15. Once candidates have submitted a completed ERAS application, they will be considered as candidates for interviews. Those applicants who complete their applications early are more likely to be offered an interview opportunity. Interview season begins October 21, 2020. All interviews will be virtual.

The University of Utah Family Medicine Residency has two match programs:

    1. Traditional residency
    2. The StARR primary care research track
      1. StARR applicants must complete a separate application, in addition to the requirements below.  StARR

2020-2021 Interview Dates
October 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15

Application Requirements:

    1. A completed ERAS application and accompanying materials including:
      • Personal statement
      • Dean's letter
      • Transcripts
      • Scores from USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK or COMLEX Level 1, Level 2 CE
      • Three to four letters of recommendation (one of these letters must be from a family physician)
    2. Registration through the NRMP
    3. Graduation from medical school within five years of the year of the current ERAS application. (For example: for the ERAS cycle opening in September of 2020, medical school graduates from June 2015 or more recent are eligible to apply.)
      • Exceptions to this graduation requirement are allowed for applicants who have been working as an employed clinical physician since graduation from medical school. This clinical work must have been continued to within two years of the opening of the ERAS portal in the year of application. (For example: an applicant applying to ERAS in September 2020 is eligible if they worked clinically up until at least September of 2018.) At least one of an applicant’s letters of recommendation must be from the applicant’s supervisor in this clinical setting.

Only application materials received through ERAS will be assessed in reviewing applicant files. Applicants will be selected for an interview following review of above documents and information.

International medical graduate applicants:

To be eligible to apply, several minimum criteria must be documented in our files in addition to the application requirements listed above:

    • A valid ECFMG and clinical skills assessment certification
    • A copy of your green card, J-1 visa, or documentation of US citizenship (International medical graduate applicants are to cover all costs associated with J-1 visa application fees. The ECFMG is the visa sponsor, and the University of Utah serves as the institutional sponsor.)
    • Written evaluations demonstrating the successful completion of at least eight (8) weeks of a sub-internship in an ACGME-accredited university setting in the United States.
        • Of these eight weeks, at least four weeks must be in a family medicine sub-internship. An additional four weeks are required in either a general internal medicine or general pediatrics sub-internship. Letters of reference submitted through ERAS should include letters assessing an applicant’s performance during each of the international graduate applicant’s sub-internship experiences.
          • Exceptions to this sub-internship requirement may be made if the applicant has at least one year of continuous inpatient clinical experience working with University of Utah medical school faculty. 
    • Application materials must be completely submitted through ERAS.  No documents will be accepted outside of ERAS.

PGY2 applicants:
Applicants inquiring regarding a PGY2 position must have recently completed an internship year in an ACGME-accredited primary care specialty, with eligibility to obtain a Utah Medical License at the beginning of the PGY2 year.

Interested applicants should email a statement of interest and a current CV and all USMLE results to Jessica Bickley at Jessica.Bickley@hsc.utah.edu.

The program will contact applicants if more information is needed.

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