We interview ~ 60 applicants each year for our 12 PGY1 residency positions. While all interested are welcome to apply, the criteria below will be used to select qualified applicants for interviews. 

We only accept application via ERAS, emails of that nature will not be reviewed.

*** APPLY EARLY *** we can not possibly interview all qualified applicants.  We start scheduling interviews in September and actually interview October - December.  Applications received after we have filled all interview and wait list slots will not be reviewed. 

We give preference to candidates who have:

  • A clear, demonstrated interest in Family Medicine.

  • Graduated from medical school within the last two years.

  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores above 210; COMLEX scores above 500 with no more than one failure for both steps.

  • Direct ties to Huntsville or the region (Alabama or a neighboring state) such as having lived here before or having done undergraduate studies here, etc.

  • Prior US clinical training that includes patient decision-making, not an observership.

  • Successfully passed Step 3 if out of medical school 1 year or more.

Your application must include:

  • three recent letters of reference
  • your personal statement
  • Dean's Letter or Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • transcripts for medical school and USMLE / COMLEX examinations

In general, we will NOT consider applicants who have:

  • Not yet passed Step 1

  • Failed USMLE Step 2 CS

  • 3 or more years out of medical school 

  • Are not eligible for Alabama Licensure: see the ALBME administrative code for details but the basic criteria are...

    • If you have taken step 3 you must have passed it within 3 attempts.

    • You must pass all steps within a seven year period.

    • All steps must be successfully passed within a combined total of 10 attempts.

 In addition to the above criteria International Medical School Graduates must also:

  • Have a valid ECFMG certificate on file in ERAS

  • Have at least one reference letter from a US physician

  • Demonstrate eligibility for employment authorization. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, the following VISA options are available:

    • We sponsor H1B Visas for matched applicants who have already passed Step 3 prior to match day.

    • We accept ECFMG sponsored J1 Visas