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Eligibility & Selection of Applicants

Thank you for considering our program for residency! We appreciate your interest in our program.

The following information may be helpful to you in the application process:

Please note that only residency applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) will be considered. Our residency program follows the same guidelines set forth by Summa Health in their Eligibility policy. In addition to Summa’s requirements, we also look for the following information in your ERAS application:

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a family medicine physician with whom you have worked) (at least two must be from U.S. physicians, related to actual experience in the U.S.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter)
  • Medical School Academic Transcript
  • Personal statement with reference to your interest in Family Medicine
  • Passing USMLE or COMLEX scores - either is acceptable with passage on first two attempts
  • All international medical graduates are required to have passed USMLE steps 1 and 2 before applying
  • U.S. clinical experience is required
  • Other helpful information:
    • Documented leadership roles/activities
    • Documented community service/volunteerism activities


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