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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Applications to our program are accepted through ERAS. Applications are accepted beginning September 15th. 

What's the application deadline?

Our deadline is September 30, 2022.

When will I hear if I am going to be offered an interview?

The selection committee starts reviewing applications in late September and we begin sending some interview invitations in early October. In many cases, the committee cannot reach a decision until the MSPE/Dean's Letter is released. Applicants are notified via email. 

What visa type is offered for PGY-1 residents?

The University of Rochester supports only the J-1 visa for Graduate Medical Education.

When are interviews scheduled and how many interviews are granted?

We offer 5 interview dates to chose from and will interview approximately 70 applicants.

What USMLE scores do I need to be considered?

A passing score on USMLE Step 1 is required before an interview will be granted. There is no specific cutoff passing score; applicants are considered on an individual basis.

Will my application still be considered if I don't pass on one of my initial USMLE exam attempts?