Residency Program Application Information

How to Apply

Our Family Medicine Residency Program will only accept applications through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS), and will participate annually in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Only the following individuals will be considered as applicants in residency and fellowship programs at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation:

  • Graduate of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
  • Graduates of American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited Osteopathic Medical Schools

International Medical Schools

  • International Medical Graduates must have valid Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate or a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in which they are in training
  • Graduates of schools that are listed on the Medical Board of California “International Medical Schools Disapproved” List will not be considered for residency positions at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis. This list can be found at here.

Only applicants who are or will be within their initial residency period as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be considered for positions in any ACGME-approved residency program in the Baptist Memorial Health Care system. Exceptions to this section of the Residency Selection Guidelines may be considered and approved by Baptist Memorial Health Care Graduate Medical Education Committee on a case-by-case basis provided alternate funding can be secured by the applicant.

Applicants with the following US Residency statuses will be considered for available residency positions within the MATCH:

  • US Citizen
  • Legal Permanent Resident (“Green Card Holder”)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD) resulting from application for Permanent Residency
  • Foreign National with valid Visa permitting employment with Baptist

Application Process & Interviews

  • All applications will be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Opportunities for interviews will be extended to applicants based on their qualifications as determined by citizenship/ residency status as identified above, USMLE scores, medical school performance, letters of recommendation, and history of previous residencies/fellowships served.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) & Rank Order Process

  • This program participates in the NRMP MATCH and will only consider applicants participating in the MATCH
  • All eligible, interviewed applicants will be considered for ranking in the MATCH in order of preference based on the following criteria: preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.
  • Characteristics such as gender, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status will not be used in the selection procedure. Baptist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Recommendations of all interviewing faculty and residents will be considered in determining the rank order of the interviewed applicants.

Program Appointments

  • Appointments to our programs will be issued to all matched applicants who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Following release of the MATCH results, attempts will be made to fill any vacant positions in accordance with the terms of our agreement with the NRMP.
  • Letters of Agreement for all positions will be issued through the Graduate Medical Education Office following a review of eligibility.

Exclusions

Residents must qualify for employment with Baptist Memorial Health Care. Some requirements for employment include a negative drug screen, clear criminal background check and the ability to participate in the federal programs (see additional info below). In addition, any residents who are required to obtain and maintain a medical license in the State of Mississippi must successfully complete Step III by the end of their PGY-2 year in order to maintain their eligibility for employment by BMHCC.

Baptist Memorial Hospital participates in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and General Services Administration (GSA) Exclusion Programs. All names submitted to the NRMP are checked through the OIG and GSA to ensure that those individuals are not listed on the OIG “List of Excluded Individuals / Entities” or the GSA “List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs.” The OIG list contains the names of parties convicted of “program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.” The GSA list provides an up to date source of information on those firms and individuals that have been suspended, debarred or otherwise excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs. Baptist will not employ anyone who has been suspended, debarred or excluded from these programs.

NOTE: Program Specific qualifications will be determined annually and posted in FREIDA.

Do you have additional questions?

Visit the Resident Program FAQ page to find the answers. If you still have a question, contact us.
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