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How to Apply

The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Family Medicine Residency Program in New Brunswick only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

We accept applications for the five PGY I positions of the 2016-2019 class from September 15, 2015 through November 30, 2015. Any applications received after this period will not be reviewed.

Applicants from U.S. M.D. or D.O. programs are preferred and outstanding International and Off-Shore Medical School students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

The following are minimum requirements to apply to the RWJMS Family Medicine Residency Program in New Brunswick:

  • Applicants must enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match.
  • Applicants must be graduating from or be a graduate of a medical college accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or an International and Off-Shore Medical School recognized by the World Health Organization.
  • Applicants must have graduated medical school in 2014 or after or will graduate in 2016.
  • Applicants must provide at least three letters of recommendation. At least two letters must be from physicians who have supervised your US clinical experience, and at least one letter must be from a board-certified family physician. These letters should specifically state your interest in pursuing a career in family medicine.
  • Applicants are encouraged to complete USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 & 2 and Clinical Skills assessment (CSA) exams, prior to an interview. We give preference to candidates who pass these exams on their first attempt. All documentation of passing examination scores must be available on ERAS prior to our final rank list submission date (February 1, 2016).
  • Applicants must have at least one year of formal clinical experience in a U.S. hospital as a medical student and/or postgraduate that involves direct patient care.
  • Applicants must be either a US citizen or US permanent resident. Our medical school does not sponsor any visas and our program does not accept any applicants on H1B and J1 Visas.
  • International and Off-Shore Medical School (IMG) graduates must meetall requirements of the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). All IMGs must hold acurrent valid ECMFG certificate and passed USMLE 1, 2, and Clinical Skills exams.
  • We cannot consider applicants from other residency programs who have less than three years of remaining Medicare funding for residency training.
  • Applicants must meet all criteria established by Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as outlined in the Graduate Medical Education Manual Section I.1-4.C.