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Application Requirements

Only electronic applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) are accepted for our Family Medicine Residency positions.We do not accept any applications that are submitted outside of  ERAS

Required documents (see below for more details)

The following documents are required by our program for your application to be considered for an interview invite:

  • Personal Statement (written within last six months
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation including a Chair of Internal Medicine
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • Board Scores - either USMLE or COMLEX Scores 
    • USMLE Step 1 Score Report
    • USMLE Step 2 Score Report

NEXT STEPS: Your application will be carefully reviewed. If your application satisfactorily exceeds the requirements outlined below, invitations for a personal interview are shared via ERAS

Please note that contact with Residency Coordinator strictly to confirm receipt of application criteria is acceptable, but other inquiries or solicitation for interview invitation are discouraged.


Minimum criteria for an interview with Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency for July 1st PGY1 Entry

These requirements must be completed prior to December 31st of year prior to PGY1 entry - except where noted).

Board Scores (either USMLE or COMPLEX)


  • Step 1 passing score, on first attempt preferred
  • Step 2 CK passing score, on first attempt preferred
  • Step 2 CSA "Pass" by Feb. 1 of the year of PGY1 entry on first attempt


  • Level 1 passing score, on first attempt preferred
  • Level 2 passing score, on first attempt preferred
  • Level 2 Performance Evaluation "Pass" by Feb 1 of year of PGY1 entry on first attempt
Medical Education

Graduation/Pending graduation from a LCME or COCA accredited medical school or valid ECFMG Certificate (whichever is applicable) recognized by all 50 states and US Territories, with either:

  • Graduation expected within 1 year prior to July 1st PGY1 entry or
  • Graduation within 2 years of July 1st PGY1 entry, with: 
    • Valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable), and
    • Step3 Passage with U.S. Medical License, and
    • Other residency training in the U.S. within the last year with continued practice of pertinent clinical skills
  • Three Letters of Recommendation written within the last 6 months by clinicians clearly explains level of clinical supervision of the applicant within the last 6-12 months
  • "Dean's Letter"/MSPE from the Applicants Medical School
  • Complete Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement dated within 6 months

Please submit these documents using ERAS .

Additional Requirements
  • Medically fluent- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • No Adverse NRMP or Board Actions (pending or confirmed)
  • No unaccounted for delays in medical school training and employment
  • Must attend a face-to-face interview (except during ERAS-SOAP process) demonstrating excellence in:
    • Verbal communication skills
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Teamwork, listening, dealing with ambiguity and leadership
    • Commitment to and understanding of the scope of Family Medicine
    • Passion for longstanding therapeutic patient relationships
Further Criteria for Entry into PGY1
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) updated within two years of PGY1 entry
  • Return of all Needs Assessment and Background Check information sent after Matching with program. No exclusionary Background Check information identified.

We are a nicotine/drug free employer

Upon arrival all applicants are subject to testing for nicotine and other drug exposures. Applicants will not be hired with evidence of nicotine or non-prescribed/non-OTC drugs in their system.