Frequently Asked Questions To address commonly asked questions, we have compiled the following list. How do I apply? We accept applications through ERAS only. How many letters of recommendation do I need? At least three letters, plus a Dean's letter. A Chair's letter is optional. What is your medical school graduation cut-off date? 5 years. What USMLE Step results do I need? Results for Step 1 and Step 2 must be submitted through ERAS prior to January. Step 3 results are not required. Do you accept Comlex scores as well as USMLE scores? Yes. What is your minimum USMLE and/or Comlex score requirements? How many attempts? Passing score, first time. Do you offer Observerships? Not at this time What is the residency application deadline? November 30. What kind of experience do I need if I am an FMG? At least two months of clinical, hands-on experience in the U.S. prior to applying. Documentation must be submitted through ERAS to support this experience. Observerships and research are not considered clinical, hands-on experience. What kind of visa do you sponsor? We sponsor J-1 visas only.