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Resident and Faculty Member at ComputerThe application deadline for 2014 positions is Jan. 11, 2014.

To apply, submit a completed application form through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The following items are required:

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

Contact your medical school dean’s office or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for information regarding ERAS. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

U.S. citizens and permanent immigrants who graduated from medical schools outside the U.S. or Canada must be certified by the ECFMG. International medical graduates must pass the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences or the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The application criteria can be accessed here.

When these criteria are met, the application will be accepted for consideration for an interview. You will be notified by e-mail when your application review is completed. Please call if you are unsure about the status of your application.

Selected candidates will be invited for personal interviews, with lodging and food expenses provided by the residency program. During the interview you will meet with the program director, residents and selected faculty. Your spouse or significant other is encouraged to accompany you. Appointments are made in cooperation with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Please direct inquiries to:
Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program
250 Laurel Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 643-4624 or e-mail

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