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Selection of Residents and Fellows

Selection of residents and fellows is based upon academic records, recommendation letters and interviews without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status, age, or disability.

All residents/fellows at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) must obtain a Mississippi medical license. One requirement of the licensure board is that applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (or COMLEX equivalents) before a restricted temporary license will be issued and must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 (or COMLEX equivalents) to be eligible for a permanent license.

For applicants without United States citizenship, the UMMC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) accepts J-1 visas or a Permanent Resident Card in order to be employed as a resident/fellow.

Graduates of foreign medical schools must have a valid ECFMG certificate.

In an effort to conform to the nature of the selection and matching process relative to placement in our residency programs, UMMC will require each resident to submit to and pass a drug screen immediately upon arrival on campus or during the initial orientation program. Trainees must pass fingerprinting and background investigations to include previous employment, licensing, certifications, and criminal history.

Residency and fellowship programs accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), unless otherwise specified, and most participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) or other matching systems. Interested individuals may contact the director of the program in which they are interested for specific application information.