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Two women hugging, one holding a letter with "The Match" headerHow our programs select candidates

Residency/fellowship programs select candidates from among eligible applicants based on educational history and performance, relevant board and licensing exam scores, interpersonal skills, and personal attributes, such as integrity and motivation. Personal attributes are evaluated on the basis of applicant references and, for applicants under serious consideration, through personal interviews.

Whether selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), alternative matching programs, or outside the match, the Medical School does not discriminate against resident/fellow applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Terms, conditions, and benefits

Through our website the Graduate Medical Education Office provides you with information about our institution regarding the terms, conditions, and benefits of appointments at our institution and within our GME programs.  Should you be invited to interview with one of our training programs you may be asked to sign the Notice to Interviewees which acknowledges that you have received access to all of the required information via our website. 

Ensuring the privacy of applicants is very important to us. Please review our Applicant Privacy and Record Retention Policy.

Employment information

International medical graduates

Our International Medical Graduates page contains information and resources for IMGs, including information about ECFMG certification requirements, J-1 visas, and H-1B visas.

Institution Policy Manual

The Institution Policy Manual is a comprehensive view of our institution GME-related policies.

Ready to apply?

Each program has individual application requirements and deadlines.  Visit our listing of UMN residency and fellowship programs to find links to each program's website, where you will find information about how to apply and who to contact with questions.