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To Apply

Applications to RWJ Somerset are only accepted through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Application information is available from the ERAS Web site or from the Dean's Office at your medical school.

We accept applications for seven PGY-1 positions yearly. The volume of applications received is substantial, over 2500 last year, so there is a delay between the September 15th opening of ERAs for programs and when invitations to interview are issued. Most interviews are scheduled after October 1st when the MSPE becomes available through ERAS. Interviews are scheduled on Mondays and Fridays from mid-October through mid-January.

Application Criteria:

These criteria are meant as general guidelines and are not to be considered all-inclusive.

  • International medical graduates are accepted if they meet our general criteria; however, we do not sponsor Visas and applicants must be ECFMG certified.  
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required at the time of applying to the program
  • For the class entering residency on July 1, 2018, graduation from medical school must be after Nov. 1, 2017
  • Passing scores on USMLE Steps/COMLEX Levels on the first attempt
  • Hands-on clinical experience in the United States, preferably within the specialty of family medicine.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from US physicians with whom applicant has had direct, clinical experience
  • Medical school must be listed on the Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California.

For more information about our program, call 908-685-2899 for more details.