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Application Process

Our residency program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If you are interested in applying to our program, please submit an application through ERAS. The application deadline for the 2015 Match is December 1, 2014, although applications are reviewed and interviews offered on a rolling basis. The application must include a personal statement, medical school dean's letter, medical school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

We will review applications upon receipt and contact competitive candidates to schedule personal interviews, which are required for application to our training program. Our interviewing season begins in late October and runs through January. The interviews include an orientation to the program, tours, and interviews with faculty and residents.

Applicants who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by either the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  2. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who:
    1. Have a currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate or;
    2. Have a full and unrestricted medical license for a United States licensing jurisdiction and;
    3. Are a United States citizen or permanent resident or have possession of or the ability to obtain an ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa and;
    4. Are fully competent in written and oral English;
    5. Have three months of U.S. clinical, hands-on training in an LCME-approved setting, done under supervision. Applications must include a letter of confirmation from the supervisor of this experience.
  3. Graduates of medical schools who have completed an LCME accredited Fifth Pathway Program.
  4. Candidates must also demonstrate commitment to, experience with and understanding of family medicine.
  5. Candidates must have a passing grade on all clinical clerkships completed in the third year of medical school.
  6. Candidates must be no greater than five years post graduation from medical school.
  7. Candidates must pass both Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE or Level 1 and Level 2 of the COMLEX. Candidates must pass each Step within the first two attempts. Enrollment in the program requires passing both USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills, or COMLEX Level 2 and Physical Exam to obtain a training license in New Hampshire.
  8. Candidates must submit at least three letters of reference with their applications to the program, one of which should be from a family physician.

First-year residency program positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For information about NRMP, contact the dean of your school or write to:

National Resident Matching Program
2450 N. Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20037-1141

Resident appointments are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. For more information, contact: NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301, (603) 227-7000 ext. 4790 or send us an e-mail.