Criteria for Resident Selection

The criteria for resident selection in our program are as follows:

  1. Resident candidates must have graduated from an accredited medical school within the last seven years.
  2. Resident candidates must be eligible to obtain a Kentucky Medical training or full medical license.
  3. Resident candidates must have passed both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 or it's equivalent.  There is no minimum score.  It is preferred, but not required that all of USMLE Step 1 and 2’s or its equivalent are completed and scores available before interviewing with us, however, all parts of Step 1 and 2 or its equivalent must be passed before the rank list deadline.  USMLE Step 3 must be taken within the first 6 months of training or by December 31st of the PGY1 year and passed within 12 months of training if not already completed before the start of training.
  4. International Medical graduates should have 2 months of clinical experience in an approved academic medical center in the United States.  The Program Director determines what acceptable clinical experience is.
  5. Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must possess or be eligible for one of the following:
    •   J1 Clinical Visa
    •   Valid Employment Authorization Document
    •   Valid Permanent Resident Card.
  1. Resident candidates must submit documentation (application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, Dean’s letter, ECFMG status, USMLE scores, transcript, personal statement, and picture) through ERAS by November 1 for review by the Selection Committee.  The start date for resident training is July 1 of the following year.
  2. Resident candidates are subject to a local and national Criminal Background Check (CBC) to be completed as part of the Onboarding process.

Each candidate is assessed on the strength of their application and credentials based on their preparedness and ability to benefit from the program to which they are appointed.  Aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics, and ability to communicate will be considered in the selection process. A personal interview will take place as part of the selection process.  Final determinations of acceptability of credentials are made by the Program Director.
All resident selection must be made without unlawful discrimination in terms of age, color, disability status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in keeping with University of Louisville standards as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Criteria for resident selection 7/1/2021