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How to Apply to the Houston Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program

Program Information:

We accept application only through ERAS. The program name is PCOM/Houston Healthcare (program number 328773).

  • We DO NOT accept phone calls, nor do we take applications via email or fax
  • We DO NOT sponsor Visas
  • Six PGY-1 positions are avaiable
  • Interviews are scheduled from September through the middle of January, no interviews are scheduled during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
     

Completed ERAS Application Includes:

  • Common ERAS Application
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation written within the past year by U.S. Physicians you have worked with clinically. Letters must be written on the physician's letterhead stationary. Letters written on plain paper will not be accepted
  • COMLEX/USMLE transcript
  • Medical School transcript
  • Personal Statement explaining why you want to practice family medicine and your interest in a residency program in Georgia
  • Head Photo (passport type) picture taken within the past six months
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), formerly "Dean's Letter"
  • ECFMG Certificate if applicable
     

Criteria for Application:

  • Graduation from medical school within the past two years
  • Two months minimum of Clnical Rotations in the United States within the last 2 years precepted by a licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician
  • Clinical Rotations must include independent and direct:
    -  Contact with patients
    -  History taking
    -  Physicial examinations
    -  Development of differential diagnoses
    -  Identification of relevant clinical findings
    -  Problem assessments
    -  Formulation of management plans
  • Observerships or Externships will not be accepted 

The program looks at your application as a whole, commitment to Family Medicine, interest in residency/practicing in Georgia. It is not accepted or declined just by your board scores.
 

International Applicants

Answers to commonly asked questions:

Do you offer observerships or externships?    No

How do I apply to your program?    We only accept applications through ERAS

Will the committee members review each application downloaded from ERAS?   Yes

Are there minimum scores required for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2?  
You must pass Step 1, Steps 2 CK and CS, with no more than 2 failures per exam

How many letters of recommendation are required?
ERAS requires three letters of recommendation

Should I have previous clinical experience in the United States?
Yes, at least six months of clinical experience in US hospitals or physician office practices, within the past year

Is it required that I have graduated from medical school recently?
Applicants must have graduated from medical school within the past two years

Does the program sponsor VISAS?    We do not sponsor visas, nor ECFMG employement visas

What the deadline for applications?    November 15

 

Additional Requirements for Appointment/Employment at Houston Healthcare:

  • Required immunizations for clinical professionals
  • Tuberculosis-negative PPD screening, or chest x-ray within current year
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening 

 

 

Houston Medical Center
1601 Watson Boulevard
Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
Telephone: (478) 922-4281

 

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Perry Hospital
1120 Morningside Drive
Perry, Georgia 31069
Telephone: (478) 987-3600

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