How to Apply
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) to both our Family Medicine and combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry programs. We require your application, personal statement, dean's letter, transcripts, USMLE scores, and three letters of recommendation (two of these letters should be from family physicians). A letter of invitation to interview is sent upon review of these materials.
We interview from October 13 through December 19 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. For those who are interested in interviewing on Monday, we offer a casual dinner the Sunday evening before with other candidates and current residents. For those interviewing on Thursday or Friday, this dinner is offered on Thursday evening. We are happy to provide one night's lodging.
Once your application is accepted, a letter will be sent to you. You should then contact Mary Craig Tortorice, Program Administrator, at 513-721-2221 ext. 10, to set up an interview date. Also let her know if you have a particular interest in an area of family medicine such as geriatrics, international health, obstetrics etc. She will set up an interview with faculty and/or residents in our program whose interests parallel yours.
The following is our criteria for a residency position:
All applications are processed electronically through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service); we do not accept paper applications. All candidates are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
The deadline for receipt of applications for the next academic year is officially Jan. 15 of the preceding year. Final decisions regarding the ranking of a candidate in the NRMP are made by a committee composed of those physicians who participate in the interview process.
The criteria we use to determine which applicants to consider are:
- The candidate must have had direct ("hands on") clinical experience for at least one year in a hospital in the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
- USMLE (Parts 1 and 2-CK) scores are an important evaluation tool. While we do not have minimum requirements, preference is given to applicants with first pass attempts; the higher your board scores the better to remain competitive with other candidates. We cannot evaluate an applicant until we have received these scores. We do not require you to have taken USMLE 2-CS by the time you submit your application, but a passing score will have to be available by the end of January of the rank year for consideration in our ranking.
The number of international medical graduates in our program varies from year to year. Because of the large number of applicants we receive for our 5 positions, we are often unable to offer interviews to International Medical Graduates. On average, we have offered interviews to approximately 1-2 IMG applicants per year and have not matched an IMG applicant in over 5 years. We anticipate similar numbers in the upcoming year.
Please note that this information is provided as a guideline for you to determine how much your background matches what we are looking for in a resident as well as how likely our program is to meet your needs. We are unable to tell you how likely it is that you will be invited for an interview or your chances of being selected for NRMP ranking. That is dependent on reviewing your ERAS application and comparing you with other applicants.
The Christ Hospital is a nicotine-free employer. Both Family Medicine and Family Medicine/Psychiatry residents are governed by this hiring criteria.