FAQs

1. How do I apply?
Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our deadline for receipt of applications is December 15.

2. What are the application requirements?
We require a medical school Dean’s letter and transcript, three letters of recommendations, a letter (if available) from the Chair of the Department of Medicine. In addition, USMLE/COMLEX scores, curriculum vitae, and a personal statement are required.  Once your application is complete, it may be reviewed by our Resident Selection Committee, and selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

3. Do you accept International Medical Graduates?
Yes.

4. Are there additional requirements for International Medical Graduates?
IMG’s must have a valid ECFMG certificate by match date. The above requirements also apply. Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center has a very diverse medical staff. We pride ourselves on our Graduate Medical Education department, and staff our residencies with physicians from all walks of life and many different cultures. Graduation from medical school within the last 5 years is preferred. Work experience is considered.

Clinical Experience
US Clinical Experience is not required, but is preferred.  Research experience is helpful but not required.

VISA
The institution will sponsor H-1B VISAs to exceptional candidates on a very limited basis, and we offer J-1 VISA.

5. Do you offer pre-match positions?
No. All positions are filled through the match process.

USMLE Scores
We prefer that you pass USMLE step 1 and 2 on your first attempt.

6. What is the selection process?
Due to the large volume of applicants, and because of time and space constraints, only a percentage of the applicants are selected for interviews after passing through several filters. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

7. When do interviews begin?
We begin the interview process in October and run through December, and possibly into January.

8. What is the schedule for an interview day?
An average interview day begins at approximately 7:30 am. Applicants will interview with a panel consisting of the program director, associate program director, faculty and residents. Either the chief resident or another resident will meet with you to show you around our facility/clinic. We are looking for well qualified, mature team players.  Once the interview season is completed, applicants are ranked with NRMP and the match occurs in March.

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