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We understand that it may not be possible to submit all of the items listed. If items are missing in your application, or you are substituting other items, please explain in a communication to us via email

  • All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Applications are accepted and received through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
  • Consideration for application shall not be unlawfully influenced or affected by virtue of applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability unrelated to ability to perform the duties of the residency or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • A maximum of five years from graduation to application is preferred.
  • All applicants must be interviewed to be ranked.

 

To complete the application process, you will need:

  • Well will be participating in the supplemental application through ERAS.  We encourage you to watch the applicant webinar on the supplemental application on the ERAS website. The supplemental application offers several opportunities to show your interest to residency programs
    • The “past experiences” section allows you to highlight experiences you have had to allow program directors to learn important things about you quickly.
    • The “geographic preferences” section allows you to let program directors know if their geographic area is of strong interest to you.
    • The “program signal” section allows you to let up to FIVE programs know that you are VERY interested.
      • If you have completed a fourth year elective with our program, you do NOT need to use a signal for us.  DMU and University of Iowa students who have NOT completed a fourth year elective with our program who are very interested in our program should consider using a preference signal.  If you are not sure whether you should signal us and you are very interested in us, please email us.
  • You will need:
    • A complete ERAS application
    • Medical School Transcript
    • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
    • Personal Statement
      • Please consider including reasons for applying to our program in a personalized section of your personal statement. This can include geographic reasons as well as other reasons for applying to us.
      • Please email us to alert us that you have personalized your personal statement.
    • Three Letters of Reference A minimum of three reference letters plus a Program Director's letter for applicants who have completed ANY amount of residency in the U.S.
      • At least one letter should be written by a psychiatrist.
      • At least one letter should be written by a non-psychiatrist.
      • Letters should be written by people who can speak to your clinical skills.
      • Letters must be uploaded into ERAS.
      • If you are unable to follow these guidelines, please email us to explain.

 

Foreign Medical Graduates

  • ECFMG certificate preferred. If not available, please explain in an email to us what is missing and when you anticipate the missing items will be available. We understand that you may not be ECFMG certified until after the match, but we need to be able to anticipate your certification in order to rank you. 
  • Due to fiscal constraints, we will only be able to consider J1 Visas.
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