PGY I applicants are generally selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All fourth year medical students applying for a PGY I position must be enrolled in the NRMP match.
Applicants must have graduated from either a medical College recognized by the (LCME) Liaison Committee on Medical Education or Osteopathic Association (AOA) or a Foreign Medical School recognized by the World Health Organization.
A graduate of a foreign medical school must meet all of the requirements of the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), and must be either a US citizen, US permanent resident or holder of a J-1 exchange visa issued by the ECFMG. All IMG's must hold a current valid ECMFG certificate.
In 2013, the Main Residency Match (NRMP) decided to standardize the rules of participation for all registered applicants by requiring participating programs to place all of their core residency positions in the Main Residency Match.