Selection Process

Our trainees are selected from a variety of pathways, though the majority of trainees apply through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). Following review of their completed application, individuals are selected through the National Resident Match Program for an interview during either semester of their senior year. The purpose of the interview is to evaluate the applicant's interpersonal skills and to provide the applicant an opportunity to view our training program as well as meet our faculty and residents. 

We conduct interviews November through January, so it is highly recommended that applications are received no later than December 1. The process consists of interviews with four faculty members, facility tours, a meeting with the Department Chair or Program Director as well as dinner with our residents. The department will provide hotel accommodations. Ultimately, applicants are invited to interview based upon review of the following factors: 

  • Medical School - LCME & AOA preferred
  • Medical School Academic Performance
  • USMLE Part 1 & 2, if completed
  • Reference Letters - three (3)
  • Dean's Evaluation Letter - MSPE
  • Personal Statement
  • Previous residency experience, if applicable

Please note the University of Michigan will only sponsor J-1 Visa's. International medical graduates may be considered based upon the same USMLE criteria and academic criteria as US/Canadian medical students.

For more information, contact Residency Program Coordinator, Pam Mulholland (pammu@med.umich.edu).