How to Apply

Requirements for Application

  • Applicant must have passed United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Step 1.
  • Dean's letter.
  • Two to four letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement (particularly what factors attracted you to Family Medicine).

2023 Application and Interview Update

Interviews will be virtual October 2023 – January 2024. Interview offers will be sent by October 16, 2023. We will not offer more interviews than we have slots available. Optional second-look visits will be available in person in January 2023 for interviewed applicants. Participation in an in-person second look will not impact ranking.

We will use program signals as part of a holistic review process to determine interviews. We will follow the AAMC’s guidance regarding signaling:  “The AAMC suggests applicants signal their most interested programs regardless of whether they are home (programs) or away rotations.”

Applicants who completed med school outside the U.S.

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) or Test of English as a Foreing Language (TOEFL®) proficiency test.
  • Current ECFMG certification.
  • Successful completion of at least one year of clinical (not research or observerships) hospital-based training in a teaching hospital affiliated with a residency program in the United States.
  • Must have graduated from medical school no more than three years ago.
  • Must have no failures on any USMLE exam.

No visa sponsorships. J-1 visas considered with ECFMG.

Externship or observership programs are not available.

4th Year Student Rotations

Applications are accepted only through Visiting Student Application Service (VSASSM) — University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. VSAS opens on April 15 to apply to the Family Medicine Residency.


Mirella Correa Gracia
Residency Program Administrator