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Resident Applicants

Resident Recruitment, Eligibility, and Selection Policy

Each residency/fellowship program shall select from eligible applicants. The Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status. Recruitment and selection of residents and/or fellows is the responsibility of each program.

All medical trainees must meet the minimum selection criteria as described by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for the specialty.

All programs offering positions at the PGY-1 level must participate in the National Matching Service (NMS) and Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). In selecting resident/fellows for positions other than the PGY-1 level, programs may forego use of the NMS. All applicants must apply using ERAS.

In selecting residents for PGY-1 positions, the residency application process is as follows:

  1. Interested osteopathic medical school students must apply through the National Match Service (NMS) via ERAS;
  2. Applicants are considered for interview upon receipt of information requested on the NMS and available on ERAS, and with the following requirements:

    1. Graduate of a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine;
    2. A completed ERAS application form;
    3. Three letters of professional reference;
    4. Letter from your medical school Dean stating you are a student in good standing;
    5. Successful completion of COMLEX-USA Level 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 2 CE & PE;
    6. A current photo;
    7. Official medical school transcripts must be provided.
  3. The Graduate Medical Education Department or designee will contact applicants to arrange an appointment for an interview. The following are provided to each applicant: (1) Discounted hotel rates and (2) Lunch during the day of interview
  4. Interviews are scheduled between September and early January of each year. Specific dates are set annually.
  5. Resident applicants may be interviewed by current residents, the Program Director, Director of Medical Education, Hospital Administrative Staff and the Program Coordinators;
  6. Applicants are discussed at either the December or January Medical Education Committee meeting and either accepted or denied and a rank order list is generated;
  7. The Medical Center completes the National Intern Registration Match within the appropriate timeframe, usually in January;
  8. Results of the Match are returned, usually in February. Resident contracts are mailed out within the time allotted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)/NMS Match regulations.


Interview Day

Interviews take place at The Medical Center at Bowling Green, 250 Park Street, Bowling Green, KY. Applicants are provided discounted hotel accommodations and lunch on the day of the interview.

Interviews are scheduled on a case-by-case basis. You will have the opportunity to tour our facility and attend a didactic session with residents and medical students.

Inquiries can be made by email medicaleducation@mcbg.org.