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How to Apply?

How To Apply?

The Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program accepts eight PGY 1 residents each year. Applications are accepted only through ERAS and are reviewed by the program’s Admissions Committee. The applicants chosen for an interview will be notified primarily through ERAS. Applications must be received before December 31.

Minimum Criteria:

The following must all be met to be considered for an interview for a PGY-1 position through the match.

  • Must have graduated from an accredited medical school that is approved by The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners before PGY 1 resident orientation.
  • Should have graduated from Medical School within 3 years of receipt of application. This can be extended to 5 years for post-graduate training years or while acquiring an additional professional degree such as Ph.D. or M.P.H. Candidates who have been in the active practice of medicine and/or other healthcare experiences may be given consideration beyond the five-year mark.  
  • Must be able to start residency by the June orientation date.
  • Must have successfully completed USMLE Step 1 and/or COMLEX Level 1 within 5 years of application or have passed step 3 within seven years of having passed step 1 (Please note that Alabama Board of Medical Examiners will not grant a medical license to anyone who takes more than three attempts to pass Step 3/Level 3 or who has taken more than 10 attempts to complete all steps including Step 3/Level 3).
  • USMLE Step 3/ COMPLEX Level 3: If taken USMLE step 3/COMLEX Level 3 and passed, it must have been passed in three attempts or less. If have taken step 3 and not passed, must not have more than one failure. Candidate must provide proof of attempts. Falsification of information will result in removal from the Match or the Program.
  • Must be able to receive ECFMG certificate before the start of PGY-1.
  •  Should be proficient in both spoken and written English language.
  • Visa: We DO NOT sponsor Visas for residency positions. We only accept J-1 visas through ECFMG. 
    • Note: If you have been on a J-2 visa and then converted to an H-4 visa, you are no longer eligible for a J-1 visa.
  • Must be able to show academic achievements and interests that model the philosophy of our residency program, including but not limited to, high academic standards in the clinical rotations, outside interests in primary care, leadership positions and community involvement.
  • Applications are accepted only through ERAS and must be received before December 31st.

The Admissions Committee will review applications once the stated criteria are met. Candidates who meet the above criteria are not guaranteed an interview as time, space and economic capacities are limited.

Frequently Asked Questions

While we do not have minimum score requirements, we do consider each applicant based on number of attempts. 

No, however, Step 2 CK/CE and Step 2 CS/PE must have been taken and passed in order to be ranked. 


US Clinical Experience is not required, but is highly suggested and preferred.

We do not sponsor any type of visa, however, we do accept J1 visas sponsored by ECFMG.

Yes, we consider International Medical Graduates. All selections are based on performance and scores.