During your pre-internship, you’ll need to begin applying for residency. Hopefully, you will have completed enough clinical rotations to be sure about what specialty you want to pursue, and this will help you choose which residency programs interest you.
To be eligible for residency, students must:
- Fulfill all graduation requirements
- Pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS
- Obtain UAG “Título”
- ECFMG certification.
ECFMG assesses the preparedness of foreign medical graduates for training in United States accredited residency programs.
The residency application process takes place from September through March, with US residency training to begin the following summer.
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is the primary avenue to securing a residency position is participation in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP is a system for matching applicants to available residencies that occurs annually in March.
Detailed information about the NRMP can be obtained at www.nrmp.org.