Family Medicine

How To Apply

Our program accepts applications through ERAS until January 31. We will interview approximately 40 candidates to fill our six available PGY-1 positions. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Program Director; no communication is necessary to request an exception.

A complete application must have:

  • ERAS Application / Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical School transcript
  • ECFMG transcript (for international medical students/graduates only)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), also called a “Dean’s Letter”

Our program provides J-1 visa sponsorship only at this time.


Northwest Health Family Medicine Residency Program is planning virtual and in-person interview options. Candidates may choose either option with no influence on rank. If invited to interview, our Program Coordinator will provide a link to ThalamusGME wherein you can self-schedule your interview with us. Should you need to reschedule, please feel free to do so at your leisure up to a week prior to your scheduled date. To be respectful of everyone’s time, we cannot reschedule interviews that are less than a week away.

Selection Criteria

Northwest Health Family Medicine Residency Program selects residents on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as character, motivation, and integrity. Our Family Medicine Residency Program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, or religious affiliation.

As this is our first year, we are concentrating our selection and interviewing criteria to recruit and match residents who enjoy leadership positions and the opportunity to work with clinic, hospital, and program leadership to build an inclusive clinical and educational work environment that becomes our collective legacy for resident and faculty physicians to appreciate for years to come.

Match Process

Northwest Health Family Medicine Residency Program participates in the NRMP Match. Our NRMP Code is 2335120C3. As such, it abides by the NRMP Codes of Conducts and Policies/Procedures. Should you have a question following your interview, please feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer questions, but will refrain from forms of post-interview communication that could be construed as illegal signaling.

Onboarding & Orientation

Matched applicants will receive an email to the address listed in the ERAS application. This email will include important information regarding onboarding and orientation. Onboarding will occur in New Innovations using a checklist with each step given a deadline. Please adhere to the deadlines to assure your training starts on July 1. Specific dates and details for orientation will be provided following Match Day. During orientation, you will receive all the tools to successfully begin your first year of residency at our program.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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