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Residency Application Information

Applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Available and qualified to begin work by June 10 of the year for which you are applying
  • Our program does not sponsor visas
  • Graduated from medical school within five years of application or have independent patient care experience within five years of application. Medical Schools must appear in one of the following directories:
      • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
      • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
      • World Health Organization AVICENNA Directory
  • Verified U.S. clinical experience
  • Be eligible for a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice license
  • Have a maximum of two unsuccessful attempts on all USMLE or COMLEX exams
  • Able to pass USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 within five years of Step 2 (CK) or Level 2 CE
  • International medical school graduates have ECFMG certification
      • Current international medical school students certified by residency start date
      • Past international medical school graduates certified for interview selection

You are invited to consider a residency at the University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Five positions are available each year.

All applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Application deadline is December 31.

We request that you submit:

  • Official records of board scores (NBME, FLEX, USMLE, LMCC, VQE or FMGEMS)
  • A dean’s letter and two other letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

Information about certification is available from:
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please call if you are unsure of the status of your application. The faculty will review all applications and invite selected candidates for personal interviews.

The interview day is an important time for you to learn more about us and our program and for us to get to know you. Please invite your spouse/significant other to join us for this day. You will meet with the program director, other faculty, residents and support staff. We conduct interviews from approximately end of October through mid-January each year. We will try to fit your schedule as best we can, although we recommend that you have several dates available. Food expenses and one night's lodging are provided by the residency program.

Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Minnesota law requires physicians to pass a criminal background study before having direct patient contact. Residents must complete a background study prior to entering residency. Failure to pass the background study is grounds for dismissal.


For more information, please contact:

University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
1555 Northway Drive, Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1867

Phone: 320-240-3112
Fax: 320-240-3165

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