Application Criteria

ETSU Family Medicine Residency Application Criteria

Interview invitations are sent via email and are only offered to candidates who submit a complete application via ERAS that includes: medical school transcript, USMLE or COMLEX transcript, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and medical school performance evaluation (when it becomes available).

Criteria utilized by the application review committee to select candidates for interview is not limited to, but includes:

Criteria for current U.S. medical students:

  • Passing score for USMLE or COMLEX Step 1

  • No more than two failures total on USMLE or COMLEX exam transcript. Passing scores must be received by rank order list deadline

  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Tennessee as outlined by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners

Criteria for current international medical students, and graduates of international and U.S. medical schools:

  • Passing scores for USMLE or COMLEX exams with no failures on any Step exam (including step 3 if applicable)

  • Applicants must have US citizenship, a Green Card or be eligible for J-1 Visa

  • Medical school graduation within 3 years of July 1 start date of residency
    • Exception will be considered only for applicants who have worked either as an independently licensed physician or as a resident/fellow in a U.S. or Canadian accredited training program, with no more than two years away from active practice

  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Tennessee as outlined by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners

  • Applicants with previous residency experience must submit a letter of recommendation from previous program director

  • Medical school must be included on the Medical Board of California List

Secondary Screening:

Applications are reviewed by our recruitment committee and preference given to applicants with excellent communication skills, US clinical training/experience, motivation, and leadership. A commitment to professionalism in comprehensive, community focused, patient centered, compassionate care is our expectation.

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