Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our deadline for receipt of applications is December 15 each year.

What are the application requirements?

USMLE/COMLEX scores, curriculum vitae and a personal statement are required. Once your application is complete, it is reviewed by our resident and faculty recruitment committee and qualified applicants are invited for an interview. Learn more about applying to our program.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates? Are there additional requirements for IMGs?

Yes, we do. St. Vincent Medical Center has a very diverse medical staff and we believe this diversity strengthens our program and community. IMGs must have a valid ECFMG certificate by match date. Find more information on IMG applicants here.

Do you offer visas?

Our institution will sponsor H-1 and J-1 visas to exceptional candidates on a very limited basis.

Do you offer pre-match positions?

No, we do not offer out of match positions.

What is your selection process?

Due to the large volume of applicants only about 15% of our Family Medicine residency applicants are selected for interviews. Match is very competitive, so we recommend that you apply early and carefully review our preferred criteria.

When do interviews begin?

We begin the interview process in October and conduct interviews through January, sometimes into February.

What is the schedule for an interview day?

An average day begins at approximately 8:30 am. Applicants will have three separate interviews: one with our program director, one with faculty and one with a current resident. Either the chief resident or another resident will also show you around our facility. We are looking for well-qualified, mature team players. Once the interview season is completed, applicants are ranked with NRMP and match occurs in March.

How many positions do you offer?

We have 6 Family Medicine PGY-1 positions available for each academic year.


What is the call schedule?

Residents take in-house call during PGY-2 and PGY-3 based on their rotations. Residents are not scheduled for in-house call more than every third night. There is a Night Float shift in place for the PGY-1 residents on Inpatient Family Medicine rotations while working with a senior resident. First-year residents will not be scheduled on Night Float for more than 6 consecutive nights.