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HOW TO APPLY

Prospective candidates seeking to apply to our program may do so either via ERAS or by downloading our paper application and submitting all the required documents, either by mail, fax, or email.

Applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received, and it is to the candidate’s advantage to send in all the required documents at the same time. Here is a list of the required documents which must be submitted:

  • PERSONAL STATEMENT
    This statement should describe why you would like to pursue occupational medicine and be approximately one (1) typed page in length.
  • CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) OR RESUME
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
    Please provide three (3) current and original letters addressed to Dr. Thomas Truncale, Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program.
  • USMLE (Steps I, II, and III) or COMLEX-USA (Levels 1, 2, and 3) or FLEX SCORES
    You must have all three steps of the USMLE or COMLEX-USA completed before you will be considered for the program. However, if you are waiting for the scores from a step, please indicate the date in which you took the step. Or, if you will be taking the third step between applying and the interview process, please let us know what date you will be taking the test.
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL DIPLOMA
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
    Transcripts may be mailed or faxed directly to our coordinator, but to expedite the application you may send copies of your transcripts until original and official transcripts can be sent.
  • CLINICAL TRAINING
    US Medical school graduates are required to have 12 months of ACGME approved clinical training before being eligible for our program. Foreign medical school graduates must have 24 months of US ACGME accredited clinical training before being eligible. Certificates of training completion must be provided, as well as the name and contact information of the Program Director of the completed program(s).
  • STATE LICENSE(S)
    Please provide copies of any state license you have obtained.
  • ECFMG CERTIFICATE
    It is the policy of the American Board of Internal Medicine that graduates of International Medical Schools must hold a valid indefinitely ECFMG certificate in order to sit for any of the Certifying Examinations in Internal Medicine. Any questions regarding this policy, please contact (215) 386-5900.
  • PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP / VISA
    Due to the source of our funding for residents, all applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or a permanent resident. In order to qualify for the program, please provide one of the following documenting your citizenship/residency status:
    International Citizens: Permanent Resident Card
    United States Citizens: Birth Certificate or Naturalization (Form N-550)

Once all documents are received, our Application Review Committee will review each application and select those that will be interviewed. The interviewed candidates will then be notified via phone of the committee’s decision.

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Kelly Freedman, our program coordinator, at kfreedm1@health.usf.edu.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Earliest date for application: August 1
Last date for application: December 1
Interviews will take place in from October 15 through December 15
Accepted candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision on December 15

Download the Application

If you are offered a position in the residency program, a separate application is required through SOPHAS to the College of Public Health Graduate Studies for the concurrent MSPH program. Contact the residency coordinator for more information.