Eligibility and Application Process
Eligibility and Requirements
Applicant must be a graduate of an LCME-approved medical school.
Medical school graduation date must be within the last five (5) years of the beginning date of the PGY year (July 1st) or worked in research in the meantime.
Applicant must have passed USMLE Step 1, 2 CS and CK exam. (Step 3 is a plus, but not required.)
Applicant must be either a United States citizen or Permanent Resident ("Green Card") status. We do not sponsor visas or authorize work permits.
Applicant must have no prior United States residency experience in any field of medicine.
Please submit the following:
- ERAS application. [link to https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/]
- Dean's letter and three additional letters of recommendation
- Medical school transcripts
- USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores, dates and number of attempts at each exam
An International Medical Graduate must also submit a valid ECFMG certificate and proof of permanent residency status (i.e. a copy of your Green Card).
Interviews are required, and are by invitation only from the Residency Selection Committee. Interviews will not be offered until receipt of all of the above forms. Interviews are in the mornings and include a tour and meeting with the program director. A luncheon with current residents is scheduled in which you can freely and privately discuss the residency program and ask questions.
For additional information, please contact:
Shrika Holmes, M.Ed.
Meharry Medical College
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208