The Ghent Family Medicine Residency will only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Please do not email any application materials.
Only applicants who have graduated from MD/DO programs within the last five years will be considered.
Your ERAS application must include:
- A personal statement
- Your medical school transcript
- A medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
- At least three clinical letters of recommendation based on experience (not longer than three years ago) in the U.S. or the U.K.
- Research experience does not meet this requirement. If used, research-related letters of recommendation must be in addition to your three clinical letters of recommendation.
- A digital photograph
- Passing USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX 1 score
- Passing USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS) or COMLEX 2 (CE and PE) score
Applicants with previous residency training must also submit:
- A letter of recommendation from previous residency director(s)
- In-training exam scores
- Schedule of rotations completed at previous residency
International medical graduates
In addition to the requirements above, international medical graduates must also:
- Have a valid and current ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates who have completed medical school)
- Graduate in time to obtain ECFMG certification and be able to start residency on July 1 (for international medical graduates who are still attending medical school)
- Submit at least one letter of recommendation, which must reflect your U.S. primary care clinical experience
- Have a minimum of 900 hours U.S. clinical hours included on application
- Most of this must be hands-on experience. Some observation/shadowing will be accepted.
- Research experience will not be counted as clinical experience.
- Clinical experience from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will be accepted.
- Primary care in the outpatient and inpatient setting is recommended.
- Family medicine (or one of its componenents) is recommended.
The Ghent Family Medicine Residency only sponsors J-1 visas.