Every year, eight family medicine first year residents will be chosen for the family medicine residency program based on the applicant's commitment to the practice of medicine, their interests and life experiences, the strengths of their academic records, and their ability to work collaboratively. We actively recruit minority applicants. Candidates are asked to make a firm three-year commitment.
Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Your application must include USMLE scores, Dean's Letter, Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation, one of which is from a US hospital where you have completed your family medicine Clerkship/Subinternship. The application deadline is November 15.
Applicants for a PGY-1 position should submit:
- Completed ERAS application form
- Dean's letter
- Medical School Transcript
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably one (or more) from a primary care specialty
- Personal statement
- USMLE Scores Steps 1 and 2 or COMLEX Osteopathic Medicine Step 1 and 2
Please answer the following 3 questions (response limited to 50 words for each question), and include these questions at the bottom of your personal statement in ERAS:
- What are the biggest challenges facing US healthcare presently and how will it affect your work as a family medicine doctor in the future?
- You are a resident in a family medicine center that will be applying for NCQA certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home in 3 months. Your clinical team (made up of residents, attendings, medical assistants, nurses and front desk staff) has been charged to take the lead on one of the must pass elements for certification: “50% of your patients must have documented healthcare proxy discussion in the chart.” Currently your clinic is at 8%. What would be your role in helping your team and clinic reach this goal?
- Why are you interested specifically in Tufts @ CHA for your family medicine training?
Applicants for a PGY-1 position who will have graduated from medical school at least three years ago should also include:
- Curriculum vitae which describes activities since graduation
- A reference letter from your most recent supervisor
Applicants from non-LCME medical schools should additionally submit:
- A currently valid ECFMG certificate
- Confirmation of current citizenship or visa status