Prospective Residents

Prospective Residents/Application Process

Residency Application Process

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Thank you for your interest in New Jersey Medical School's Residency Program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Please be advised that our residency program does not offer a Clinical Base year of training. Candidates interested in applying for a PMR-1 (PGY-2) position may do so through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We prefer applications through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). The following documentation must be submitted to ERAS:

  • Completed application

  • Official medical school transcript

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's letter)

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • USMLE Step 1 score and USMLE 2 CS and CK scores (if available; submit as soon as scores are received).
    All in-coming residents must successfully complete Step 3 prior to beginning their PMR-1 (PGY-2) year.

  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Personal statement

  • Photo (optional)

The Resident Selection Committee will review all applications
and decide what candidates will be invited to the program for an interview.

FAQs: Applying to the Residency Program

How do I apply?
We prefer applications to be submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) . Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application: the application, CV, personal statement, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's letter), transcript, and three letters of recommendation.

Can I submit an application directly to the program?
We prefer all applications to be submitted through ERAS.

How many residents are in your program?
The ACGME has certified our program for 4 residents in training (2 year program).

Are there special requirements for graduates of foreign schools?
International Medical Graduates must be ECFMG certified to be considered for a position. Graduates of non- LCME accredited schools must submit an ECFMG status report via ERAS.

Is U.S. clinical experience a requirement for International Medical Graduates?
Applicants must be eligible for New Jersey licensure at the time of application, and must have the NJ license at the time they start the Preventive Medicine Residency.

Does the program enforce a cutoff score for USMLE Step 1 and 2 exam results when reviewing applications?
The program does not make its decision solely based on scores, and takes into consideration many factors. We do, however, receive applications from many highly qualified applicants. Challenged with a limited number of interview slots, the Selection Committee must, therefore, strongly consider competitive Step scores in their decision.

Is USMLE Step 3 a requirement to apply to your residency program?
No. However, candidates accepted into our program are required to pass the USMLE Step 3 and provide a copy of the results by March 1st of the PGY-1 year in order to matriculate into the Preventive Medicine/Public Health residency program.

Do you require any research experience?

What is your application deadline?
We do not currently have a deadline.

How will I be notified that my application has been reviewed?
We give all applications careful scrutiny, which takes time. You will then be notified via ERAS of invitation to interview or if additional time is needed to review your application.

How will I be notified that I have been selected for an interview?
You will be notified via ERAS, with specific instructions on scheduling your interview. An email account has been set up just for our interview season so that we can respond to your needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. All correspondence regarding your interview should be directed to that email address.