International Medical Graduate Applicants

  • GFM Will ONLY accept applications via ERAS

  • Completed applications are due via ERAS on/before November 1st

  • Only applicants who have graduated within the last 5 years from an MD/DO or equivalent program will be considered

  • Only ECFMG certified applicants with outstanding academic records will be considered

  • Excellent spoken & written English is important for all candidates

ERAS Application Must Include

  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school dean’s letter
  • At least 3 clinical letters of recommendation (LoRs) based on experience not longer than three years ago.
  • Research letters of recommendation if used, must be in addition to 3 clinical letters of recommendation
  • Recent Digital photograph
  • Electronic transmission of USMLE or COMLEX transcripts

Applicants with previous residency training also must submit:

  • Summative Evaluation from previous residency director(s)
  • In-training exam scores
  • Schedule of rotations completed at previous residency

Ghent Family Medicine currently has no available position for residents above a PGY1 position for the 2014-2015 academic year

Additional requirements for international medical graduates:

  • Valid and current ECFMG certificate for International Medical Graduates who have completed medical school
  • International Medical Graduates who are still attending medical school, must graduate in time to obtain ECFMG certification & be able to start residency on July 1st
  • Passing scores on
    • USMLE Step 1
    • USMLE Step 2 and CSA exams (International Medical Graduates who are still in medical school)
    • Must not have more than 3 fails combined over Step 1 and/or Step 2
  • At least 3 recent Letters of Recommendation
    • Must be within Last 3 years
    • Must be based on U.S., Canadian and/or U.K Experience
    • Research experience does not meet this requirement
    • At least 1 letter of recommendation must reflect your U.S. primary care clinical experience
  • International Medical Applications must have a minimum of 900 U.S. Clinical Hours with much of this experience must be hands on, some observation/shadowing will be expected.  Research experience will not be counted as clinical experience.
    • Hours with U.S., Canadian, and U.K. Experience will be considered
    • Outpatient primary care & inpatient primary care settings will be considered for clinical hours
    • Experience in a family medicinesetting or one of its components of family medicine are recommended and encouraged


  • Ghent Family Medicine will sponsor J-1 visas only