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Resident Selection and Credentialing Selection:

Each University of Utah training program has unique selection criteria for resident/fellow applicants; however, all applicants must meet institutional selection requirements in addition to any program-specific requirements. Institutional selection requirements include the following main points. For more detail about these requirements, please see the University of Utah Housestaff Resident Selection Policy.

  • To be eligible to apply to any residency or fellowship program, the applicant must have graduated from an accredited (LCME or AOA) allopathic or osteopathic medical school, an accredited dental school, or have an ECFMG certification if a graduate of an international medical school.
  • All PGY1 applicants must have passed (documented) USMLE Step1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS exams (or equivalent COMLEX or LMCC exams).
  • All PGY2 applicants must have passed all USMLE exams (or equivalent COMLEX or LMCC exams) and be eligible to apply for a Utah medical license immediately upon beginning training.
  • All applicants above the PGY2 level must have passed all licensing exams referred to above and must have a current Utah medical license (and Utah controlled substance license and federal DEA license if program requires).

The Resident Selection Policy explains institutional selection requirements in detail. In addition, please contact the program in which you are interested for program-specific requirements.


Once selected and offered a position, your contract is contingent upon meeting all University of Utah credentialing requirements for residents and fellows. For the full policy, please see the University of Utah Housestaff Eligibility and Credentialing Policy. If credentialing requirements cannot be met, your contract will be rescinded. If credentialing requirements can be met but are delayed for any reason, your hire date will also be delayed until completion of all credentialing requirements. A brief summary of credentialing requirements is below. For complete details, please see the Eligibility and Credentialing Policy.

  • Verification of graduation from medical school as outlined in Resident Selection Policy (above)
  • Documentation of passing scores for required exams as outlined in Resident Selection Policy (above)
  • Documentation of Utah medical license per institutional and program requirements and verification of any other state license(s) held
  • Verification of all residency training and related employment prior to hire date
  • Documentation of required immunizations
  • Documentation of required ACLS or PALS certification(s)
  • Satisfactory National Practitioner Data Bank report
  • Satisfactory criminal background check
  • Completion of institutional HIPAA training modules
  • Completion of VA required online training (for specific programs)
  • Required J-1 visa documentation for non-citizens
  • Documentation of US Social Security card
  • Satisfactory drug test

For complete details regarding credentialing requirements, please see the University of Utah Housestaff Eligibility and Credentialing Policy.

International Medical Graduation

International medical graduate applicants may apply to residency or fellowship programs in the same manner as graduates of medical schools in the United States or Canada, and will be subject to the same selection criteria and credentialing requirements.

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the starting point for all international medical graduates. Information concerning ECFMG certification, examinations, sponsorship, visas, DS2019 forms, and other issues is available on the ECFMG web site at

Any graduate of a medical school outside the United States or Canada is NOT ELIGIBLE to enter a United States residency or fellowship program without ECFMG certification prior to beginning a program. Any applicant who is not a US citizen or US permanent resident (green card) is NOT ELIGIBLE to enter a University of Utah residency or fellowship program without a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG. For more detailed information please refer to the following University of Utah Housestaff Policies: (1) Resident Selection, (2) Eligibility and Credentialing for Housestaff, and (3) IMG Eligibility and Credentialing E.R.A.S. (Electronic Residency Application Service) a centralized, online application service used to transmit your application, along with supporting documents, to residency programs.

The majority of first-year applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (E.R.A.S.). For programs that do not participate through the National Resident Matching Program in the Main Match, please refer to the training program’s website (see “Programs” menu on home page) for further information.


Most first-year positions are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education. Each year, NRMP conducts a residency match that is designed to optimize the rank ordered choices of students and program directors. NRMP is not an application processing service; rather, it provides an impartial venue for matching applicants’ and programs’ preferences consistently. In March, the results of the Main Match are announced.

Many fellowship programs also participate with NRMP’s Specialties Matching Service for fellowship matches conducted at various times of the year. Please refer to the training program’s website for information about participation in fellowship matches.

For more information, please visit the NRMP web site at

House Officer Contract

Applicants to programs may be interested in reviewing the University of Utah House Officer Agreement (or contract). The contract is revised each yaer to reflect current policies and practices. The contract currently availablefor review is the 2019-2020 House Officer Agreement. Each January, the contract for the upcoming year will be available on this website.

House Officer Stipends

House officers receive annual stipends during training. Stipend levels are reviewed and adjusted each year. The FY21 Stipend Letter indicates current stipends and briefly describes house staff benefits. Each January, the stipend evels for the upcoming year will be available on this website.