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Application Process

Our residency program will only accept applications for the 2021 Match through the Electronic Residency Application service (ERAS) until November 30, 2020, although applications are reviewed and interviews offered on a rolling basis. A complete application through ERAS should consist of the following: Personal Statement, Step 1 scores and Step 2 when available, CV/Resume, Medical School Transcripts, Three letters of recommendations and your Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE).

We will review applications through ERAS and select those to interview who meet our program criteria. The interview process for the 2020-21 resident recruitment season will be all virtual beginning in November and run through mid-January 2021. Each interview will include 1:1 Zoom meetings with a faculty member, resident and our Program Director, Dr. Dominic Geffken. In addition, applicants will have an informal scenario based discussion with one of our Behavioral Health clinicians. We will provide information virtually on what makes our program unique, both through the education and clinical experience via videos and some relevant reading material.

Application Criteria:

  1. There are many factors that are considered when selecting applicants for an interview at NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (NHDFMR). Below are our general guidelines:
    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:
    - Have a currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate or;
    - Have a full and unrestricted medical license for a United States licensing jurisdiction and;
    - Are a United States citizen or permanent resident or have possession of or the ability to obtain an ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa and;
    - 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. Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to, experience with and understanding of Family Medicine.

  4. Candidates must be no greater than two years post-graduation from medical school.

  5. Candidates need to pass both Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE or Level 1 and Level 2 of the COMLEX by the 2nd attempt. Candidates are still eligible to apply if they have not taken their Step 2 or Level 2 exam.

  6. Candidates should submit at least three letters of reference with their application to the program, one of which should be from a family physician.

All of our eight first year resident spots are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) with applications accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).