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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.

Q. What are your ID numbers for the credentialing associations?
A. The ACGME is 1203311191 and the AOA is 356549.

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.

Q. Are you “friendly” to international graduates?
A.
 The definition of “friendly” is highly individual.  We suggest that you read the profiles of all of our residents and be the judge yourself.

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 less than 50 applicants for our six positions.

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

Q. Do you accept applicants outside of the Match?
A.
 We believe strongly in the Match process. We have not historically taken applicants outside the Match.

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 1.

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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