Apply to Residency  

To apply for residency training at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, you must meet one of the following qualifications: 

  • A currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate 
  • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction 
  • You are a graduate of an international medical school and have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school. 

How to Apply  

We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Any information submitted outside of ERAS cannot be accepted. 

To apply, submit the following documents: 

  • ERAS application 
  • Medical school transcript 
  • Personal statement 
  • Three to four letters of recommendation 
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE, or Dean's letter) 

Residents accepted into the program must complete both parts of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 to begin. We strongly encourage applicants to take both parts of USMLE Step 2 before March 1 to permit reporting of scores before the start of orientation in June. Reporting of USMLE scores can take approximately eight weeks. Consult the USMLE Policy for full details. 

Learn more about case numbers and other program statistics on our page of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics residency directory.