No. However, if you really want to ‘audition’ for a particular program, they can be useful. Always can also give you a feel for a program or the nature of the specialty in different parts of the country.
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Family Med Residency of Western Montana
Oregon Health & Science SOM
Saint Alphonsus Regional Med Center, Boise, ID
Tacoma Family Medicine
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Francisco
University of Utah SOM
Utah Valley Mem Center
Washington Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle
Western Montana FM
Research experience is desirable but not required.
Leading Family Medicine programs at major academic hospitals will tend to value research experience more than community-based programs.
Convey evidence of genuine interest in Family Medicine and a demonstrated commitment to primary care.
How will you fit into a residency program?
Explain any potential “red flags” in your application, and if there are any, what you learned from the experience.
Letters of Recommendation
Three (3) letters are recommended with 1 from within the specialty.
The strongest letters are those from faculty who can speak to a student’s clinical work
A Chair’s letter is not required.
Programs begin reviewing applicants September/October
Programs begin offering Interviews Early to mid-October