St Vincent Worcester Ma Internal Medicine Residency Personal Statement

Application Process

Application process is via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept applications or additional letters of recommendation received in the mail or sent by fax. The program is notified when an applicant updates their file.

Program Requirements for U.S. Medical Graduates:

  • Letters:
    • MSPE/Deans Letter
    • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of three):
      • One from the department of medicine at your school
      • Two from professional contacts of your choice
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Passing score from the USMLE* Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS
  • Personal Statement

Program Requirements for International Medical Graduates:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent residency
    • We only accept J1-visa’s sponsored by the ECMFG and H-visa’s in transfer
      We Do Not Initiate H-visa’s
  • Recent U.S. Clinical training in an ACGME approved program is preferred
  • Recent graduate of medical school preferred
  • Valid ECFMG certificate/status report including passing USMLE* Step1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS
  • Letters
    • MSPE/Dean’s Letter
    • Letters of recommendation (minimum of three):
      • One from the Department of Medicine at your medical school
      • Two from professional contacts of your choice
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE transcript that documents pass on first attempt
  • Personal Statement
  • Current curriculum vitae which includes all activity from the date of medical school graduation to present **

*  The program accepts COMLEX scores for applications in an osteopathic program in lieu of USMLE

** All time must be accounted for         


Invitations for interviews are issued only after the applicant's file is complete and has been reviewed. All first-year appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program. All appointments are for one year and will be renewed by mutual agreement of both parties.

  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine requires passing scores on USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS for eligibility for a limited (training) license which is required to start a PGY-1 year.  There is no flexibility on this requirement.  Programs at UMass Medical School are not all requiring that students take Step 2CK and Step 2CS prior to scheduling an interview; however, programs may decide against ranking an applicant who cannot provide passing scores by the NRMP Rank Order deadline.

Once contacted for an interview, an applicant may make arrangements for local transportation and accommodations. Please click here for more information.

More Information


For additional information please contact the Residency Office at (774) 442-2173 or (774) 442-2174.

Applying to the Worcester Family Medicine Residency

Questions about your application? Please contact Michael Smith, Associate Director of Admissions, at 508-334-8023 or

We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and fill PGY-1 positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) only.  Please note that we cannot accept applications sent to us via fax or email!

A complete application file for all LCME and International Medical Graduates must include: 

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • Medical School Transcript indicating medical school graduation within 5 years
  • Medical School Dean's letter
  • Passing scores on USMLE 1, 2, 2CS, or COMLEX exams by second attempt 
  • At least 3 recommendation letters from faculty supervisors
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview 

Additional application requirements for International Medical Graduates:

  • Valid ECFMG Certificate
  • The preferred visa option is J-1.  
  • Minimum of 6 months of prior U.S. or equivalent clinical experience with significant patient care responsibility to include:
    • Direct patient contact
    • History taking
    • Physical examinations
    • Development of differential diagnoses
    • Identification of relevant clinical findings
    • Problem assessments
    • Formulation of management plans
    • Observerships/externships which do not include the above cannot be accepted

The Match

Our program is like three residencies in one!  Applicants may list one, two, or all three health centers on their match list depending upon personal preference. 

Applicants must interview at each health center they intend to rank since each health center constructs its own rank list. The UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency has three separate match numbers – one for each health center:

Barre Family Health Center (Barre)


Family Health Center of Worcester
  (Queen Street)


Hahnemann Family Health Center
(Lincoln Street)


NRMP policy requires that each training program provide complete and accurate information to interviewees, including a sample contract and the institution's policies on visa status and eligibility for appointment to a residency or fellowship position, as applicable. Please find additional information here.

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