Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to programs:
All Summa Health accredited programs in graduate medical education select from among eligible applicants on the basis of residency-related criteria such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. In accordance with Summa Health's mission to serve its community and train a diverse workforce of residents and fellows, each program also implements policies and procedures to further the recruitment of minorities underrepresented in medicine.
Applicants are ranked on a fair and equal basis, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, cultural background, disability or any other applicable legally protected status.
In addition to the above section for consideration of all applicants, International Medical Graduates must provide a current ECFMG certificate before starting Residency or Fellowship.
In addition to the above section for consideration of all applicants, only applicants with J-1 visa status will be considered.
Applicants for residency programs who have completed prior residency training will not be considered for residency positions unless they:
This policy does not apply to years of training that are required for matriculation into a given residency and will therefore also not apply to programs that require prior training for admission.
Program Directors may seek an exception to this policy on a case-by-case basis.
In general, applicants use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply for PGY1 (and applicable PGY2) resident positions. Students apply to the ERAS system through their medical schools. Exceptions to this policy are applicants for positions in programs not available through the ERAS system.
After the program director grants an applicant an interview, arrangements for the interview are made through the respective residency programs.
An applicant invited to an interview must be informed, in writing or by electronic means, of the terms conditions, and benefits of appointment to the program, either in effect at the time of the interview or that will be in effect at the time of the applicant's eventual appointment.
All rank order lists are strictly confidential. Notification of the outcomes of the match, will occur in accordance with the regulations established by the NRMP or equivalent organization.
Prior to assuming educational and patient care duties, each new hire resident and fellow receives:
Information uncovered may have the potential of delaying or preventing system employment. Information regarding any prior criminal issues or pre-existing physical/mental health issues or substance issues will be followed up and processed on a case by case basis in consultation with relevant professional resources. Summa Health reserves the right to require additional evaluation, data gathering, and/or referral for additional assessment for other pre-existing physical/mental health issues or challenges deemed necessary.
Summa Health requires all newly hired employees to receive a Flu Vaccine during employment, as well as their full COVID-19 vaccine by their start date.
We would also like to remind prospective employees that Summa Health is a tobacco-free workplace.