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HOW TO APPLY

The Valley Family Medicine Residency Program accepts applications from graduates of:

Medical schools in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or

Colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, or

Medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or
  • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.

PLEASE NOTE: Valley Family Medicine does not sponsor Visas. Applicants must be US Citizens or have Permanent Resident status at the time of application.

Valley Family Medicine participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of first-year residents. Application materials from qualified candidates must be received via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) – materials will not be accepted via email nor via fax. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials early to ensure receipt of their documents and choice of interview date. Failure to meet the guidelines and/or deadline of December 1, 2020, may eliminate a candidate from consideration. The following information is necessary to complete an application:

Date of Graduation
Applicants must have graduated from medical training within the last five years, and must be able to demonstrate hands on U.S. clinical experience within 12 months prior to submitting their application. A letter of recommendation from the primary clinical attending is required.

Personal statement
Express in your personal statement how you feel the training offered at Valley Family Medicine fits your educational goals, as well as your specific interest in obstetrics.

Two letters of recommendation
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from physicians who have directly supervised the applicant’s care of patients. At least one physician must be from the discipline of family medicine or general internal medicine.

Dean’s letter

USMLE, Step 1 and Step 2 CK/CS transcripts

Applicants are required to have passing scores on each Step taken. COMLEX  is accepted in place of the USMLE for osteopathic students. USMLE/COMLEX scores must be competitive with those applying to our program.  Applicants must have passed all Step 1 and Step 2 exams  with transcripts submitted via ERAS prior to the official NRMP rank deadline.  Those candidates who have not met this criteria will not be considered for rank.

After review of application materials, selected candidates are invited for an interview via email. Interview slots fill quickly and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those candidates selected to interview are invited to attend a dinner the evening prior to their interview day. The dinner is hosted by our residents and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the program in a casual setting.

We will be interviewing for AY 21-22 beginning November of 2020

Applicants are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information provided to the program, and the program is expected to provide complete and accurate information to interviewees.

Valley Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, marital status, religion, disability, or age. Valley Family Medicine administrative offices can be reached by phone at (425) 690-3444 or by e-mail at familymedicine@valleymed.org, however, due to the large volume of applications, individual inquiries may not receive individual response.

NOTE for patients – this email cannot be used for patient inquiries to our clinic as it is not secure/compliant for patient confidentiality. 

To contact the clinic, please call 425.690.3445 or send a secure message to your healthcare team via MyChart.  Thank you.)