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Minot-Williston Rural Track Applications
The rural track is a separate residency program, with a separate ERAS identification number. Applicants interested in both programs must apply to both programs.
Rural Track Application Requirements
- All applications must be submitted through ERAS and the NRMP. Applications submitted though any other channels will not be reviewed.
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript (two attempts maximum on each board exam)
- Three or four letters of recommendation from physicians familiar with the applicant's clinical knowledge and skills. At least one must be a US clinical supervisor.
- Official transcript from all medical schools attended
- Personal Statement including the applicant's major reason for choosing Family Medicine as a career, what the applicant is looking for in a training program, and a description of his or her career goals
- Curriculum Vitae
- MSPE/Dean's Letter
Rural Track Selection Criteria
- Eligibility for licensure in ND
- This requires passage of all components of the USMLE within a seven year time span, from first attempt of USMLE through successful completion of Step 3. In addition, applicants must not have attended disallowed medical schools for any of the credits which contribute to their MD. You can find the list here.
- No more than two attempts on each step of the USMLE or COMLEX exam
- International medical graduates must submit passing Step 1, Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK scores before their applications will be scored.
- Graduate of medical school 2012 or later
- US clinical experience (minimum of six months) Preference given for rural experience
- ECFMG certification for international medical graduates
- Citizenship, permanent residency, or ability to obtain a J-1 or H-1B Visa with our sponsorship
- Excellent written and spoken English language communication skills
- A criminal background check before starting residency
- Eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews starting in October. Invitations continue to be offered as applications are reviewed and some applicants are put on a wait list for cancellations.
- We are unable to interview all applicants.
- Interviews are required for admission to our program.
- Interviews for the rural track include a half day in Minot. Applicants will then be driven to Williston, spend the night there and have a half day interview the next morning.
- Applicants may choose to fly into Minot and out of Williston. Both Delta and United serve both Minot and Williston.
- Every attempt will be made to coordinate interviews with the main program for applicants invited to interview at both programs.
- If you are invited to interview, you will be contacted first by our program coordinator to schedule your interview and then a resident host who will help coordinate your day and assist with transportation.
- We plan your interview experience so that you will have the opportunity to meet the program director and other faculty, several levels of residents, and have an opportunity to tour the community, hospitals, and our clinics.
- You are welcome to bring your spouse or significant other. Please inform our residency coordinator if you plan to do so.
Information necessary to apply
Program Name: Univ of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Program
ACGME ID: 1203700682
rural-based ( Categorical)
800.841.7321 ext 6750