How To Apply

Thank you for your inquiry regarding our residency program. The Morehouse School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and only accepts applications through this system. The deadline to apply is November 30th. ERAS may be contacted at (202) 828-0413. United States graduates, even if not a current student, should apply using their medical school’s Dean’s office to obtain access to ERAS and to upload documents designated for upload by the institution. International graduates should apply through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Applicants must either attend or be a graduate of a LCME or AOA COCA school or a school recognized by the Medical Board of California to be considered by the Program. A list of these schools is available at the Medical Board of California website. Additionally, applicants must have passed USMLE Step I and Step II Medical Knowledge OR COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2-CE in order to be considered for our Match Ranking List. Preference for ranking is placed on applicants with a . Further, the applicant must have United States citizenship, be a lawful permanent resident, a refugee, or an asylee, or have a J-1 visa status in order to enter the program. The applicant must possess the appropriate documentation to legally train at Morehouse School of Medicine. The program does not admit anyone with any other type of visa and does not sponsor visas. International medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate with a date no later than March 20th and must possess a social security card with no restrictions. 

Our program requires that all applicants have at least six (6) months of clinical experience in the United States or Canada that does not include observership or research. Documentation of clinical experience from a faculty member of a LCME-accredited medical school for American graduates and from the host hospital for international graduates.

ERAS applications will be considered noncompetitive if the applicant has not passed the USMLE or COMLEX on the second attempt. It is preferred that applicants who have already graduated medical school have taken and passed USMLE Step III.

Due to the volume of emails and phone calls received, please look through our website and check our Frequently Asked Questions section, first, to find the answers to your inquiries. Any additional questions regarding the program’s criteria should be directed to the Program at