All applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will be accepted through December 31.

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
  • M.S.PE/Dean's Letter

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. You can find the list here.
  • No more than two attempts on any step of the USMLE or COMLEX exam, CS must be passed on 1st attempt.
    • 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 2015 or later
  • US clinical experience (minimum of six months)
  • ECFMG certification for international medical graduates
  • Citizenship, permanent residency, or ability to obtain a J-1 visa
  • 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. We interview approximately 40 applicants. Almost all interviews are offered on Mondays.
  • Interviews are required for admission to our program.
  • 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, hospital, and our clinic. You will also attend AM.S. rounds and will have the opportunity to participate in your interview day's didactic programming during the provided lunch.
  • We encourage you to arrive the day before your scheduled interview as you will be invited to join several residents for a meal and a tour of the community. On the formal interview day, you can expect to be engaged from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 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: University of North Dakota (Minot) Program
ACGME ID: 1203731230
Program #: 1539120C2 (Categorical)

Direct application questions to:
800.841.7321 ext. 6750
701.858.6700 ext. 6750

Rural Track

Program Name: Univ of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Rural Program
ACGME ID: 1203700682
rural-based ( Categorical)

Direct application questions to:
800.841.7321 ext. 6750