Family Medicine – Apply

How To Apply

Application Requirements:

Please note that as of October 18, 2021, all healthcare workers in the state of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per Proclamation 21-14.1, issued by Governor Inslee on August 20, 2021. For more information please click here

What we need from you:

  • Completed ERAS Application

  • Personal Statement

    • What areas of Family Medicine interest you most?

    • How do you envision fulfilling your career goals as a Family Physician here?

  • Three letters of recommendation

    • One must be from a family physician or community doctor.

  • Academically competitive USMLE and COMLEX scores
    (Pass on first attempt) Step 1 min: 192; Step 2 min: 209; Comlex 1&2 min: 400

  • Official Medical School Transcript

  • Dean’s letter

  • Medical school graduation and/or post graduate medical education within three years

  • Valid ECFMG certificate by May

  • Citizenship or permanent resident status (We do not sponsor any visas)

Please note that as of October 18, 2021, all healthcare workers in the state of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per Proclamation 21-14.1, issued by Governor Inslee on August 20, 2021.

If You Are Selected

Applicant interviews are usually scheduled in November and December and will be conducted virtually. Ten residents per year are accepted through the National Resident Matching Program for the Spokane program, and two residents are accepted for the rural program in Colville, WA. You may apply to one or both of these programs.

We use your applications, transcripts, personal statements and letters of recommendation to select individuals to interview, whose goals and interests seem compatible with our medical residency programs.

Please apply early in September (when ERAS opens) to allow ample time to schedule interviews. We review applications immediately upon their transmittal through ERAS. Encourage those writing your letters of recommendation to send them early enough to your Dean’s Office that they can be transmitted before the middle of October.

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    Inclusion Criteria

    Family Medicine Residency Spokane uses the following inclusion criteria to screen ERAS applicants invited to interviews. These criteria are necessary to allow candidates to successfully gain a license to practice in Washington State, increase the likelihood of success passing the AFMB Certification Exam, and ensure their ability to qualify for equal benefits with Providence Medical Group (our resident employer). Only those applicants who possess ALL of the following criteria will be offered an invitation to interview with our program:

    1. US Citizen (FMRS is unable to support J-1 Visa sponsorship at this time)
    2. Non-US Medical School must be ECFME certified
    3. Minimum pass of all clerkships, including shelf copy testing (typically 2 or more failures will exclude from invitation)
    4. Minimum pass of USMLE Steps 1&2, and/or COMLEX 1&2
    5. Less than 3 years since start of medical school

    Your residency starts here. What are you waiting for?

    Contact Us

    DIANE BORGWARDT, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
    Diane Borgwardt

    Program Coordinator

    Family Medicine Residency

    Rural Training Track Residency

    Sports Medicine Fellowship

    OB Fellowship

    624 E. Front Avenue

    Spokane, WA  99202

    Phone: 509-626-9951

    Fax: 509-626-9920