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Application & FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Application Process

 

Q. How do I submit an application?
A. Hunterdon Family Medicine Residency accepts applications only through The Association of American Medical Colleges, through their ERAS program. Applicants must enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match.

Q. What is your National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Information?
A. Our ACGME number is 1203311191
NRMP Program Codes is 1838120C0
Institution: Hunterdon Med Ctr – NJ – Flemington, NJ
Specialty: 120 – Family Medicine
FREIDA Online Identifier: 120-33-11-191
Training Hospital: Hunterdon Medical Center

Q. What are the criteria for applying to the Hunterdon program?
A. All applicants must have passing scores on the USMLE or COMLEX exam Part I (and Part II if taken). Applicants must have graduated within the preceding 5 years and have clinical experience within a hospital in the U.S. within the preceding 12 months.

Q. Does the number of attempts to pass the USMLE or COMLEX exams matter?
A. We recognize that occasionally an applicant may have a “bad day.” Obviously the greater the number of attempts needed to pass any exam the lesser the chances for successfully matching into our program.

Q. Do you have different criteria for international graduates?
A. No. The criteria are the same for all applicants. International graduates must meet all requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and will need an ECFMG certificate prior to the match, but not for the interview process.

Q. Do you sponsor visas?
A. We do not sponsor visas. You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (hold a “green card”).

Q. Are the 5-year graduation cut off and the clinical experience within a hospital in the U.S. within the preceding 12 months absolute?
A. Our goal is to have applicants who are current in their medical training and who have a U.S. physician able to comment on their clinical care. The only exceptions to these requirements are when someone has been enrolled in a residency program or in clinical practice in that time interval.

Q. Do you sponsor observerships or externships?
A. We do not sponsor observerships or externships. Medical students currently enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic schools can apply for clerkship or elective experiences.

Q. Do you have a profile for a particular type of student that the program seeks?
A. We do not select applicants to fit a particular profile. Our goal is to find individuals who we believe can work well in our program.

Q. What are my chances for acceptance if I apply?
A. Each year we receive hundreds of applications through ERAS and many more telephone inquiries. Ultimately we will rank approximately 75 applicants for our six positions.

Q. Can I send a paper application form?
A. Only applications through ERAS are accepted.

Q. Do you require additional materials from applicants?
A. We rarely request an applicant to send additional materials. Please do not send additional materials unless specifically requested. Materials not requested will not be reviewed.

Q. What is the deadline for applications?
A. December 31st.

Q. What is the interview process for 2020?
A. We offer interviews on a rolling basis throughout the season. Our interviews are scheduled as synchronous (same day) and virtual.

Contact:
Rhonda Burach
rburach@hhsnj.org
Program Coordinator
Hunterdon Medical Center
2100 Wescott Drive
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Phone: (908)-788-6160

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