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    How do I Apply?
    Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). More information can be obtained through the ERAS Web Page at:
    https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/

    What visas are sponsored by your program?
    The UPMC Health System sponsors the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa which is sponsored through the ECFMG and the H-1B Professional Worker Visa.

    What is the criteria for holders of an H-1B Visa?
    Holders of an H-1B Visa should have a strong commitment to complete three years of family medicine residency training; good credentials from medical school; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and a passing score for the USMLE Step Three Exam by February 20, 2017.

    What are the requirements for IMGs to be considered for an interview?
    You must be ECFMG certified and have all necessary documentation to complete your ERAS file and graduated from medical school within the past 2 years. Incomplete ERAS files will not be reviewed.

    What if I graduated more than two years ago and have been in active clinical practice?
    Applicants who graduate more than two years ago and have been active in a primary care clinical practice will be considered.

    When can I submit my application to ERAS?
    Applications will be accepted and reviewed beginning September 15 through December 1, 2016. Any applications received after December 1 will not be reviewed.

    What is the Minimum Score Required for USMLE Steps 1 and 2?
    Applicants must have passed Steps 1 and 2 by the second attempt. Historically, applicants who have 2-digit scores of 90 and above have been most successful.

    Are you required to have had prior US clinical experience? If so, what type?
    Applicants who have had prior clinical training in the US or have graduated from a school using US style training have been most successful.

    What percentage of residents in your program are international medical graduates?
    33%

    How many first year positions are available for 2017?
    Six positions are available through the NRMP and four AOA positions are available through the Osteopathic Match.

    How are residents selected?
    Through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Match. Their web address is http://www.nrmp.org/.

    How will I know if I can expect to be contacted for an interview?
    All applicants who have been selected to interview will receive an invitation via email by December 1st.

    Do you offer IMGs externships or observership experiences?
    Unfortunately, we do not.
     
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