Occupational Medicine > How to Apply


Prospective candidates seeking to apply to our program may do so either via Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS) or by downloading our fillable 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:

    This statement should describe why you would like to pursue occupational medicine and be approximately one (1) typed page in length.
    US Medical School graduates are required to have 12 months of US ACGME approved clinical training with at least 11 months of direct patient care, before being eligible for our program. Foreign medical school graduates must have 24 months of US ACGME approved clinical training before being eligible. Certificates of training completion and practicum training details must be provided, as well as the name and contact information of the Program Director of the completed program(s). A letter of recommendation from the Program Director is highly suggested.
    Please provide three (3) current original letters addressed to Dr. Thomas Truncale, Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program. One of those letters must be from your previous Program Director. The other letters should be from faculty, hospital staff or coworkers.
  • 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.
    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.
    Please provide copies of any state license you have obtained.
    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.
    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 invited to an in person interview. The interviewed candidates will then be notified via phone of the committee’s decision in mid-December.

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Kelly Freedman, our program coordinator, at kfreedm1@health.usf.edu.
University of South Florida
Occupational Medicine Residency Program
College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd., MDC 56
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-974-7537
Fax: 813-974-7537


Earliest date for application: August 1
Last date for application: December 1
Interviews take place from October through Early December
Accepted candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision at a predetermined date each year, usually around December 15.

Download the ERAS Application

Download the Fillable 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. Please see the link below for the College of Public Health application process. You will find the link to the SOPHAS application within the instruction page.

USF College of Public Health Graduate Application Process and SOPHAS APPLICATION