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Applicants for residency training at UNM Health Sciences Center must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of medical school in the U.S. and Canada which has been accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 
  • Graduate of an international medical school meeting one of the following qualifications:
    • Have a currently valid ECFMG certificate or
    • Have 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.

Our Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Any information submitted outside of ERAS cannot be accepted.

How to Apply

To apply for our Residency Program, submit the following documents:

  • ERAS application
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • 3 or 4 letters of recommendation
  • MSPE (Dean's letter)

Residents accepted into the program will need to successfully complete both parts of USMLE 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 8 weeks.  Consult the USMLE Policy for full details.

Please contact our Residency Coordinator, Bernadette Pierce, if you have any questions about our residency program.  You can also learn more about case numbers and other program statistics on our page of the APGO Residency Directory