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:
- 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
- CLINCAL TRAINING
US Medical School graduates are required to have 12 months of US ACGME approved clinical training with at least 11 months in a primary care specialty, before being eligible for our program. Foreign medical school graduates must have 24 months of US ACGME approved clinical training in a primary care specialty 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).
- LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Please provide three (3) current original letters addressed to Dr. Rachel Williams, 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- SELECTIVE SERVICE
Our program rotates at a VA and a condition of their employment with USF
includes fulfilling credentialing requirements at the VA. One of those
requirements is that males must have registered with Selective Service
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of South Florida
Occupational Medicine Residency Program
College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd., MDC 56
Tampa, FL 33612
Earliest date for application: August 15
Last date for application: November 30
Interviews take place from September through November.
Accepted candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision at a predetermined date each year, usually around December 15.
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 MPH or 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.
How to Apply USF College of Public Health