How to Apply to a Residency Program

Our program participates in ERAS and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). House staff appointments are usually from July 1 through June 30.


  • Graduates with good standing from an approved or recognized school of medicine or osteopathy.
  • Satisfactory completion of one or more years of training in an ACGME approved residency program in a primary care specialty (Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Obstetrics and Gynecology). Documentation of successful completion of training and a letter of recommendation from your residency program director is required at the time of the application.
  • Individuals who have received residency training or clinical experience outside of the United States must contact the American Board of Medical Genetics to apply for training credit. The ABMG will process your request and provide you with written documentation regarding whether or not you are eligible for one or two years of credit. Such credit is necessary for eligibility into the clinical genetics-training program if you have not successfully fulfilled criteria number 2, as stated above.
  • Our residents receive much of their funding through the National Institute of Health. In order to be eligible for this funding, an applicant must be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted to permanent residence at the time of application. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for support. Adequate outside funding would be required for those who do not meet these requirements.
  • Graduates from an approved or recognized medical school outside of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico must present a valid ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates as an additional condition of eligibility.
  • All graduates of our Clinical Genetics Residency Program will be expected to sit for the American Board of Medical Genetics Examinations at the completion of their training. 
  • Upon recommendation of a Chief of Service and with the approval of the Medical Board, the Hospital may require a member of the resident staff to be licensed in the State of Maryland.
  • Applications are accepted through ERAS and candidates are selected through the NRMP.

Application Requirements and Deadline

The ERAS post office usually opens in July. We require the following items to be included in your application materials:

  • Completed application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Recent photo
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE scores
  • At least three (3) recent letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have worked.  One letter must come from your Residency Program Director, and where applicable your PhD advisor/mentor.

Application Review Process

All applications are reviewed by the program committee once all required materials are received. Selected applicants are invited for interview during September-November by faculty members of the residency program. Match results for all applicants are usually available in late November. 

Further inquiries may be directed to:

Karen Reyes
Medical Genetics Residency Program administrator
[email protected]