We interview approximately 60 applicants each year for our 12 PGY-1 residency positions. While all interested are welcome to apply, the criteria below will be used to select qualified applicants for interviews. 

All our residency positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. Only electronic applications submitted through ERAS are considered.

Apply early to our program. We start scheduling interviews in September and interview October through December. Applications received after we have filled all interview and wait list slots will not be reviewed. 

Application Consideration Criteria

Applicants to our program:

  • Should have a clear, demonstrated interest in Family Medicine
  • Must have graduated from medical school within two years of application.
  • Must have USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores above 210 or COMLEX scores above 500, and must have passed with no more than one failure for both steps.
  • Should have direct ties to Huntsville, Alabama or the Southeast region.
  • Must have successfully passed Step 3 if out of medical school for longer than one year at the time they apply

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Dean's Letter or Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Transcripts for medical school and USMLE / COMLEX examinations
  • Three recent letters of reference

International Medical Graduates Policies

 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 U.S. physician
  • Demonstrate eligibility for employment authorization. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the following VISA options are available:
    • We sponsor H1B Visas for matched applicants who have passed Step 3 before match day.
    • We accept ECFMG sponsored J1 Visas.