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Every year, eight first year residents are 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

  1. Completed ERAS application form
  2. Dean's letter
  3. Medical School Transcript
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably one (or more) from a primary care specialty
  5. Personal statement
  6. USMLE Scores Steps 1 and 2 or COMLEX Osteopathic Medicine Step 1 and 2

Required Additional Information

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:

  1. What job do you imagine for yourself 5 years post residency training?
  2. How will training specifically at TuftsFMR help prepare you for your goals stated in your response to question one?
  3. TuftsFMR is dedicated to addressing healthcare disparities and increasing equity. As a Family Physician, what do you see as your role in addressing these issues?
Applicants for a PGY-1 position who will have graduated from medical school at least three years ago should also include
  1. Curriculum vitae which describes activities since graduation
  2. A reference letter from your most recent supervisor
Applicants from non-LCME medical schools should additionally submit
  1. A currently valid ECFMG certificate
  2. Confirmation of current citizenship or visa status

All offers of appointment to CHA sponsored training programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation and a negative drug test (uses workplace standards, including chain of custody, marijuana is excluded from the testing). Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of CHA. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation. The drug test must be completed within 10 days of matching (all costs are covered by CHA). It will be conducted at CHA Occupational Health for those residents within 20 miles of Boston. All others will be tested at an outside facility arranged by CHA.

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Janell Corbett
Program Manager
P: 781-338-0541
F: 781-338-0550


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