1. Residency application form
The residency application form is the primary document that must be submitted to apply for a position. It typically includes basic information such as name, contact information, educational background, specialties, and interests.
2. Personal statement
A personal statement is a detailed essay that conveys the applicant’s qualifications, experiences, and goals. It should address why the applicant is interested in a particular residency program, any experience they have related to the specialty they are applying for, and their professional goals.
3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
The curriculum vitae (CV) is a comprehensive list of the applicant’s academic, professional, and extracurricular accomplishments.
4. Medical school transcripts and diplomas
Medical school transcripts and diplomas provide proof of educational achievement. This includes courses taken, grades received, and degrees obtained.
5. Letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation are written by faculty members or other professionals who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications. These letters should provide specific details about the applicant’s academic and professional performance.
6. Licensure exam results
Licensure exam results are needed to verify that the applicant has completed the required exams and obtained a passing score.
7. USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 scores
USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 scores are the results of examinations taken by medical students as part of their professional licensing requirements. These scores indicate the applicant’s understanding of basic medical knowledge, clinical skills, and ability to apply what they have learned in practice.
8. ERAS token
An ERAS token is a unique code that allows an applicant to register with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This token is used to submit applications electronically and must be obtained from the medical school.