How to Apply

Eligibility:

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the SAMC residency program:

1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or,

2. Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or,

3. Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:

  • holds a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment, or,
  • holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program; or,

4. Graduation from a medical school outside the United States and completion of a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

Resident Requirements:

1. The program director must ensure that candidates are eligible for an Alabama state provider license, are authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment and meet applicable essential abilities requirements of the program.

2. All applicants are required to meet the requirements for and obtain Alabama provider licensure prior to the start of training. In general this requires passage of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX) 1 and 2.

3. Graduates of medical schools outside the US and Canada (IMGs) are required to have passed all examinations required for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification, including USMLE Steps 1 and 2 or their equivalents, before they may be considered for final selection to a residency training program.

Resident Selection:

1. The Program will select trainees among eligible applicants on the basis of training program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation, integrity, and professionalism.

2. The Program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status.

3. Before accepting a resident who has completed residency and/or fellowship training at SAMC or an outside training program, or who is transferring from another program, the program must obtain verification of previous educational experiences and a summative competency-based performance evaluation of the transferring resident.

Matching:

1. The SAMC Residency Training Program will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Match, or other organized matching program where such is available in their discipline and to the fullest extent possible.

2. The program director and coordinators will review the terms and conditions of the applicable Match Participation Agreement for their specialty each year and comply with applicable Match policies and the Match Commitment.

3. The NRMP All-In Policy requires a program participating in the Main Residency Match to register and attempt to fill all positions through the Main Residency Match.

4. The program director is prohibited from offering positions to ineligible applicants, and must use the Applicant Match History in the Registration, Ranking, and ResultsSM (R3SM) System to determine an applicant’s eligibility for appointment.

Unfortunately, we will not be sponsoring any visas (J1, H1) at this time.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Residency Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).

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