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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 (LCME or ECFMG) (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.
    • Graduation no longer than 2 years prior to start of residency OR current enrollment or recent completion of an international Family Medicine or GP residency that includes rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics, OR Current enrollment in an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program.
    • 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 or USMLE Step 1 and 2. (We will consider applicants with one failure in COMLEX Level 1/USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 2/USMLE Step 2)
    • If taken, passed USMLE Step 2 CS, without failure
    • If taken, passed COMLEX Level 3 or USMLE Step 3, without failure
  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). No visas are sponsored.

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


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/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)


  1. Only applicants who have submitted all of the required credentials and documents will be invited for interviews.
  2. Interviews for the program are held in-person, virtual interviews are not offered at this time.
  3. Those who accept the interview invitation will be provided with one night’s lodging and dinner with the residents on the evening prior to interview date.


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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