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Apply to Residency

Applicants for residency training at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of an international medical school meeting one of the following qualifications:
    • A currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate or;
    • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction
  • Graduate of international medical school who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

Required Documents

Our residency program accepts 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 or four letters of recommendation
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE, or Dean's letter)

Residents accepted into the program will need to successfully complete both parts of United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 to start the program. 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 late June. Reporting of USMLE scores can take approximately eight weeks. Consult the USMLE Policy for full details.

Please contact our residency coordinator, Lynette Eisenbeck, if you have any questions about our program. You can also learn more about case numbers and other program statistics on our page of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics residency directory.