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Eligibility & Selection

What you’ll need

Applicants must meet the following qualifications for appointment to an ACGME-accredited residency program sponsored by KPCOM:

  1. Graduation from an accredited and acceptable medical school (MD or DO), as outlined by the Florida Board of Medicine or the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
    • If graduation is from an acceptable medical school outside the United States or Canada, resident must have a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment.
    • The Office of Graduate Medical Education reserves the right to reject any candidate at the point it is determined that they have matriculated from an unacceptable medical school.
  2. Meet the requirements set by the Florida Board of Medicine or Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine for Initial Licensing of Resident
  3. Evidence of passing COMLEX Level l and 2/USMLE Step I and
  4. Ability to demonstrate spoken, auditory, reading, and writing proficiency in the English
  5. Be able to meet with or without reasonable accommodation, all duties and responsibilities as described in our policy and procedure
  6. Proof of legal employment status (i.e., birth certificate, passport, naturalization papers, valid visa, ).

For our ACGME-accredited programs, we participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  Applications will only be accepted through the match process.

Application

Applicants must use ERAS to submit supporting credentials directly to the program director. These include:

  1. Application form
  2. Letters of recommendation
  3. Medical school performance evaluation I Dean's letter
  4. Medical school transcript
  5. Personal statement
  6. USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  7. ECFMG status report (for graduates of foreign medical schools)

Interviews

  1. Only applicants who have submitted all of the required credentials and documents will be invited for interviews.
  2. During the in-person interview, the applicant may be asked to complete a writing exercise that will provide information on the applicant's writing skills, including ability to organize information, content development, and grammatical skills.

Selection

In selecting from among qualified candidates seeking an initial Graduate Medical Education position, the programs will participate in and abide by the rules and regulations established by the National Resident Matching Program and/or the applicable specialty-matching program.

Applicants must submit all required documentation to the NSU KPCOM Office of GME prior to the start of residency training. Any delays in information submission may result in a delay of the resident's start date or retraction of the offered position.

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Salary and Benefits

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