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Application FAQs

Medicine residents conversing in hospital hallwayHow do I apply to your program? 
Only electronic applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) are accepted for admission into our residency program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

When is the deadline to apply to your program?
The deadline to apply is December 31, 2023.

What are the minimum requirements for admission into your program? 
Minimum requirements for admission include: medical school transcript, Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, USMLE Step I score report, USMLE Step II score report, USMLE Step II CS pass report, current photo, and ECFMG certificate (if applicable). We will review personal statements for use artificial intelligence (AI). Once selected, UMMC residents must obtain a Mississippi medical license. The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure requires that all applicants pass United States Medical Licensure Examination Steps 1 and 2 (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) before a restricted temporary (training) license will be issued. Graduates of non-US medical schools must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2CK, and 2CS to be eligible for a Limited Institutional License. Applicants who are not United States citizens must have a J-1 Visa or Permanent Resident Card to be employed as a resident or fellow at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. International medical graduates must have a current, valid ECFMG certificate to begin residency or fellowship training.

What are your interview dates for the 2023-2024 application season? 

Categorical Interview Dates:
October 16, 17, 20, 27, 30, 31
November 3, 6, 13, 14, 17, 20, 27, 28
December 1, 4, 8, 11, 12, 15
January 5, 8, 12, 16, 19
Preliminary Interview Dates:
December 18
January 3, 10

Does your program accept the COMLEX in lieu of USMLE for graduates of osteopathic medical schools?

Does your program consider a minimum cutoff score for USMLE exams?
Passing scores for USMLE are required. There are no minimal passing score requirements.

How many spots does your program offer?
We offer 24 Categorical Medicine positions, 2 Primary Care positions, 2-4 Preliminary Medicine positions, and 5 Medicine-Pediatrics positions.

How are residents selected? 
Selection of residents in the Department of Medicine at UMMC is based on academic records, recommendation letters, and interviews. Selection is made without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status, age, or disability.

Does your program impose a limit on the graduate year of applicants?
Yes. We ask that applicants have graduated no more than 5 years from time of application.

What type(s) of Visas does your program sponsor?
We only sponsor the J-1 Visa. Unfortunately, we do not substitute or accept any others at this time.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates (IMGs)? If so, what percentage of your program is comprised of IMGs?
The UMMC program is proud to accept graduates of any program if they meet the minimum requirements set forth by our program. The percentage varies from year to year, usually approximately 10%. 

Is U.S. clinical experience required for IMGs?
No, U.S. clinical experience is not required for admission into our program, but may be taken into consideration when your application is reviewed.