Prospective Residents

Resident Selection

Programs select residents from eligible applicants on the basis of resident/program-related criteria such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, personal qualities such as motivation and integrity, and other factors. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status. All residency programs sponsored by the University of Connecticut participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of U.S. senior graduates applying for first-year residency positions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an accredited residency program:

a. graduate of U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

b. graduate of a foreign medical school with:

  • A valid ECFMG certificate or
  • Completion of Fifth Pathway Program provided by a medical school accredited by the LCME or
  • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine

Additional Requirements:

  1. Passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (competitive scoring on both exams required)
  2. Met all requirements of ECFMG certification
  3. J1 Visa only (UConn does not accept H1 visas)
  4. Verification of successful completion of any prior training
  5. Completed ERAS application

View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.

The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, disability or national origin.