Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
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Application Requirements for CMMC Family Medicine Residency


Our residency program only accepts applications submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). Any application submitted via e-mail or fax will not be considered.All applicants must also be enrolled with the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program). Our deadline for receipt of all materials is December 1. We will review the applications upon receipt and contact competitive candidates to schedule personal interviews which are required for application to our program. Our interview season begins in mid October and runs through mid January. The interviews will include Program Director overview, interviews with faculty and residents and clinic/hospital tours.

IMG'S - At the time of application, documentation of a cumulative 12 months of U.S. clinical (HANDS ON) experience requiring solid documentation of both inpatient and outpatient experience from your U.S. attendings. Clinical observer experiences and non-clinical graduate work such as research do not meet this requirement. This requirement can be met by:

  • Being enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian medical school at the time of application, or
  • Documenting physician supervised clinical experience as a physician-in-training (clerkships, externship) in the ERAS application.
If not a US citizen, you must qualify for J-1 visa through ECFMG. We do not sponsor any visas (funding or initiating paperwork).

You must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for an interview. The minimum requirements for applying to the CMMC Family Medicine Residency are listed below:
  • Applicants must pass both Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE or Level 1 and Level 2 of the COMLEX. Applicants must pass with a maximum of two attempts. Applications with more than two attempts on any exam will result in no further consideration.

  • Passing Standardized Patient Evaluation Exam Scores (Step 2 CS) - First attempt is mandatory. NOTE: For applicants who are granted an interview, but are still in medical school and have not taken Part II Clinical Knowledge or Part II Clinical Skills, these steps must be passed and reported to ERAS by the first of February in order to be ranked.

  • Out of medical school no more than three (3) years. (i.e. After July 1, 2015 for the starting class of July 2018).

  • A curriculum vitae (CV), including volunteer/community involvement and organizations/affiliations.

  • Official transcript.

  • Dean's letter or equivalent.

  • 3 LORs from physicians or faculty who have directly supervised your clinical performance - At least one letter must be from a family physician.

  • Personal statement that addresses the following questions:

    • Your interest in Family Medicine
    • Why Maine?
    • What knowledge/experience have you acquired that might assist you while on rotations and working with diverse populations?
    • What unique attributes would you bring to our residency?
    • What is your vision of yourself as a physician 5-10 years after residency?
We review the overall application and the applicant's fit with our program. Meeting our criteria will not guarantee you an interview. Candidate interviews are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

If you need additional information, please contact Michelle Tower, Recruiting Coordinator, CMMC Family Medicine Residency at towermic@cmhc.org or 207-795-2184.

The CMMC Family Medicine Residency reserves the right to limit interviews and to change the above requirements.