How to Apply

ERAS logoApplications using the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

We welcome applicants who will graduate from qualified medical school programs in this country or abroad. Please note our eligibility criteria.

Application Requirements

  • Board Exam Scores
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter of Recommendation
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement

Deadlines

We accept applications from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, and selected candidates will be invited to interview.

We recommend you apply early. Interview priority will be given to those who submit full applications by Nov. 1.

Contact

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any questions, please contact:

Cinda Blake
Program Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Room 01110 Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1009
1-319-384-7507
319-384-7822 (fax)
fm-residency@uiowa.edu

Eligibility Criteria and Couples Matching

U.S. Allopathic Medical School Graduate

  • Completed USMLE Step 1 and 2

  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph (optional)

U.S. Osteopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Completed COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 OR USMLE Step 1 and 2
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph (optional)

International Medical School Graduates

  • Pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 on first attempt
  • Graduate of a medical school recognized by the Medical Board of California
  • Completed medical school training within past five years (or enrolled in an accredited ACGME internship or residency program within the past five years).
  • Previous family medicine experiences, observerships, or clinical experience in the US.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph (optional)
  • U.S. citizenship or J-1 Visa
 

Couples Matching

The Department of Family Medicine encourages couples match applications. We work in conjunction with the corresponding department to streamline interview dates and times for both applicants.

More information on couples matching can be found on the NRMP website.

The Interview

We will interview selected candidates beginning in October and ending in December 2021. We interview over 100 applicants for 6 positions.

For the safety of the applicants and our staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and based on the recommendations of the AAMC, our program will again be offering all of our interviews virtually through video conferencing for the 2021-2022 residency recruitment season. Each interview day is preceded by a virtual evening social hour with several of our residents. During the interview day, you will have the opportunity to speak with program leadership, chief residents, and more! We provide a virtual tour, and access to many other videos highlighting our people, our program, our hospital, and our community.

We look forward to connecting with you!