Applicant and Interview Process

If you are interested in more information about our residency program, requests can be made in writing or by phone.

Together, we participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and applications are accepted exclusively through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Paper applications will not be accepted.

Completed applications will be reviewed by our recruitment committee for interview selection and must include the following items:

  • Common Application Form
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean's Letter
  • USMLE Score Reports
  • Personal Statement

International Medical Graduates

At WMed, we do not require ECFMG Certification to apply, but you obtain certification before beginning residency. The sponsorship of J-1 visas is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Answers to Common Questions

  • Medical students with USMLE scores 220 or above on the first attempt are encouraged to apply.
  • Available positions: 2 Categorical PGY-1, 2 Non-Designated Preliminary PGY-1, 2 Non-Designated Preliminary PGY-2
  • A minimum of one year of U.S. or Canadian clinical experience is required.
  • Graduation from medical school within the last two years is also required.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. If you are chosen to interview, you will be contacted via email to select a date for your interview. Please be sure to include your email address as part of your ERAS application.

As a candidate for WMed’s General Surgery residency program you will begin your interview by attending dinner with our residents the evening before your interview. Interviews begin at 7:30 a.m. on Friday mornings and typically end by 2 p.m. Your interview day will begin with breakfast and an introduction to the medical school and the Kalamazoo community by our Program Director. You will then interview with WMed faculty and senior residents, have lunch, and complete a tour of Borgess Medical Center and/or Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Learn more about our program, including our Resident Appointment Policy, Visa Information, an Overview of Salary & Benefits, and a Sample Resident Contract.