Residency application process
We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application: the application, CV, Step scores, ECFMG, personal statement, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter), transcript, and three letters of recommendation.
What are your minimum requirements?
Applicants should have graduated within the last three years, and should have at least two months of hands-on US clinical experience. Observerships do not qualify.
There is no minimum USMLE score requirement, but the most competitive scores for our program are 220 and above. We require Step 1 scores before the application is considered. Step 2 may be completed after the deadline, but successful completion of Step 1 & 2 is required prior to matriculation.
Only applicants who attended a medical school recognized by the Medical Board of California will be considered.
Are there different requirements for international medical graduates?
We screen IMG’s by the same criteria as US medical graduates. ECFMG certification must be obtained before the issuance of training license. To be eligible for training at UNM HSC residents must be a US citizen, permanent US resident with valid work authorization, or hold a J-1 visa. Our institution does not sponsor H-1 visas.
What is your application deadline?
Our application and supporting documentation deadline is November 1st. We suggest that you submit the other elements of your application before this deadline.
What tracks do you offer and how many positions?
Over all we typically offer a total of 6-8 residency positions a year. Each year we typically offer five positions in the Anesthesiology Categorical track (4 year program), which will begin with the PGY-1 transitional internship year. We have offered this transitional internship for over six years and it has been very successful and has done a great job of preparing residents for anesthesia. We also typically offer 2 positions in the Anesthesiology Advanced track (3 year program), which begins in PGY-2 with clinical anesthesia (CA-1) residency training. People who prefer a position in the 3-year program will do their clinical base year elsewhere. Please note: the clinical base year must meet the requirements of the ACGME and the American Board of Anesthesiologists.
On ERAS, you must apply to either the categorical or advanced track or to both tracks. For our purposes, that is not a binding commitment. If you are invited to interview, you will find out more about each track, and we will ask your preference (again, either or both tracks) before our match list is submitted.