addition to the above all applicants must be
eligible to obtain a provisional or permanent
license in Puerto Rico.
Our residents will be selected from eligible
applicants taking into consideration their
preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic
credentials, communication skills, and personal
qualities such as motivation and integrity.
The Consortium does not discriminate with regard
to sex, race, age, religion, color, national
origin, disability, veteran status or any other
applicable legally protected status.
Taking into consideration that the population
served in our hospital and affiliated
institutions are mostly Spanish speakers, all
eligible applicants must speak and write Spanish
Each Program Director may add additional
qualifications to consider eligible applicants
to their program. However, they must abide to
the minimum requirements for eligibility.
Since specialty board eligibility is strongly
encouraged and recommended, recruitment of
candidates that might not be board eligible must
be reserved for exceptional circumstances,
preferably for those with a very high potential
to become board eligible during training.
If a selected candidate is a graduate from a
foreign medical school and is eligible because
he/she has a full and unrestricted license, and
has approved the USMLE Step 1 and USMLE 2CK and
CS he/she must present the ECFMG certificate
prior to the completion of the first year of
- Application to our residency
programs will be through ERAS (www.aamc.org/eras,
Electronic Residency Application Service)
- Applicants must register in the
National Residency Matching Program (www.aamc.org).
- Applications will be received at
each program through ERAS. When a candidate is seriously
considered for ranking, a copy of the application will
be sent to the GME office that includes the following
- Two letters of
- Dean’s Letter
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- For foreign graduates only:
- Pre-Medical School
Transcript received from the university or a
notarized copy. Since this is not available
through ERAS it must be requested to the
candidate. All selected applicants must submit
this document to the GME office.
- If the candidate has
completed the MD requirements, the Medical School
Diploma (original, for verification at our office or
a notarized copy)
- Good conduct certificate from
Puerto Rico and State of residence if applicable.
- Three 2 x 2 photos or the
ERAS electronic Photo.
- The GME Director will verify
applications for eligibility so that the program
director may proceed with the ranking.
- Each program must have a resident
selection procedure that includes a committee that helps
the Program Director in candidate selection. This
procedure must comply with this policy. The committee
shall include resident representatives.
- Each Program Director is
responsible to notify the NRMP of the ranking of their
applicants by the due date.
- If positions are still available
after the Match date, the same procedure must be
followed. Candidates evaluated after the “scramble” must
submit the same documents, including an ERAS or
- Selected candidates must add to
their record the following documents:
- Health Certificate
- Evidence of Hepatitis B
- Evidence of application for a
provisional or permanent license at the Puerto Rico
Board of Medical Examiners unless the candidate
already has shown the evidence that he/she has an
unrestricted license in good standing.
- Any other document requested
by the Department of Health of Puerto Rico in order
to fulfill their contractual requirements.
- The GME office is responsible for
the contracts of the new residents. Selected new
residents will not sign the contract until they comply
with all of the recruitment requirements.
- The original documents will be
under the custody of the GME office. A copy of all
documents will be forwarded to the Program Directors.