Video Gallery

Licensure


ShareThis Email

To graduate from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, UMHS students must successfully pass both Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Licensing Examinations (USMLE).

To practice medicine in the United States, UMHS graduates must successfully pass all three steps of the United States Licensing Examinations (USMLE) and be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

UMHS also offers a board preparation program in 5th semester to further prepare students to pass Step 1 of the USMLE on their first attempt. In Spring 2013 approximatley 93% of our students passed the USMLE, with an average score of 220.

Each state regulates medical licensure in the United States.  Because these standards vary by State, we urge students to contact their state medical board for further information about licensure.

graduation_resized.jpg

United States Licensing Examinations (USMLE)

Three tests comprise the USMLE, and they assess a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles as well as to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care.

USMLE Step 1 (taken prior to semester 6 at UMHS)

Assesses whether medical school students understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine.

USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS (taken prior to graduation from UMHS)

Assesses whether medical school students can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical science essential for provision of patient care under supervision.

USMLE Step 3 (taken prior to completion of residency training)

Assesses whether medical school graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine.

ECFMG Certification

In addition to taking the United States Medical Licensing Examinations, students graduating from international and caribbean medical schools must be certified by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This certification is required for residency and licensure.

Residency Positions

Residency programs begin July 1st of each year.  In order to be eligible, students must have the following prior to May 31st:

  • Passing scores on the USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS
  • Diploma from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • ECFMG certificate

Caribbean medical school-medical licenseWhen applying for residency positions, deadlines are critical.  Most residency programs accept applications from September to December for entry the following July. Students apply through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service, beginning in the summer prior to the match.  Interviews are generally conducted from September to January. 

The best way to become familiar with programs and their addresses is to obtain a copy of the American Medical Association (AMA) Graduate Medical Education Directory, also known as the “green book,” a resource available online.  The guide lists programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

 

Match Program

The National Resident Match Program (NRMP) is a national placement service that most programs and applicants participate in, as it greatly optimizes the chances of getting a residency position.  Students apply to programs through ERAS then must also participate in the NRMP in order to match with one of those programs.  Students may begin their ERAS application in July and begin submitting them between September and each program’s autumn or winter deadline.

To be eligible to participate in the NRMP, students must sit for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS by December of the year prior to which they wish to enter residency training.  Students must also be scheduled to graduate from medical school on or before May 31st of the match year.

After applying to the NRMP, students must apply to each residency program in which they are interested and go on interviews.  In February, students must submit a “rank order list” to the NRMP.  The rank order list is a list of the programs where students interviewed, ranked from most to least desirable.  Simultaneously, all residency programs submit their rank order lists of the candidates they interviewed.

computerized matching process begins and results are released in March.  If a student matches to a specific program, it is a binding contract.  Students normally begin in their respective programs on or before July 1.

If a student fails to match or is not eligible to enter the NRMP, the student can still apply to residency programs to obtain a position “outside the match”.  Students who participated in NRMP but did not match will be sent a publication listing all unfilled residency positions.

Congratulations to those graduates that obtained a residency program this year.  We are very proud of your accomplishments and want to wish you the best in your future endeavors.  

 

   MATCH RESULTS 2011

 
   
    Ob/Gyn (Categorical)     Aultman Hospital (Canton, OH)
    Categorical Ob/Gyn (Categorical)     Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ)
    Internal Medicine (Categorical)     Hahnemann University Hospital Program (PA)
    Internal Medicine (Categorical)     University of Nevada (Reno, NV)
    Family Medicine (Categorical)     University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program (Chicago, IL)
    General Surgery (Preliminary)     University of Nevada Program (Las Vegas, NV) 
   
    MATCH RESULTS 2012  
   
    Family Medicine         UAMS-AHEC (Jonesboro, AR)
    Surgery (Preliminary)         University of South Florida COM (Tampa, Fl)
    Internal Medicine         Tripler Army Medical Center (Hawaii)
    Internal Medicine         Johns Hopkins/Sinai (MD)
    Transitional         St. Mary Mercy Hospital (MI)
    Ob/Gyn         Oakwood Hospital (MI)
    Ob/Gyn         WSU/Detroit Medical Center (MI)
    Family Medicine         Beaumont Health System (Grosse Pointe, MI) 
    Internal Medicine         WSU/Detroit Medical Center (MI)
    Transitional         Detroit Medical Center (MI)
    Family Medicine         Synergy Medical Ed Alliance (MI)
    Medicine/Pediatrics         Michigan State University (Kalamazoo, MI)
    Internal Medicine         Kettering Medical Center (OH)
   
    PRE MATCH 2012   
   
    Family Medicine        Penn State (PA) (Pre-Match
    Internal Medicine         Pinnacle Health System (PA)
    Family Medicine         Clinton Memorial (OH)
    Internal Medicine         New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NC)

  MaTCH rESULTS 2013

Family Medicine

Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Louisiana

Family Medicine

Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University

Family Medicine

Clinton Memorial Hospital, Ohio

Family Medicine

Genesys Regional Medical Center, Michigan

Family Medicine

Greenville Hospital System/University of South Carolina

Family Medicine

Greenville Hospital System/University of South Carolina

Family Medicine

Hoboken University Medical Center, New Jersey

Family Medicine

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Family Medicine

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Program

Family Medicine

Medical Center of Columbus, Georgia

Family Medicine

Medical Center of Columbus, Georgia

Family Medicine

Munson Medical Center, Michigan

Family Medicine

Pennsylvania State University/Good Samaritan Hospital

Family Medicine

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Illinois

Family Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McKeesport

Family Medicine

Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, North Carolina

Internal Medicine

Detroit Medical Center Corporation/Sinai-Grace, Michigan

Internal Medicine

Johns Hopkins/Sinai Hospital, Maryland

Internal Medicine

Medical College of Georgia

Internal Medicine

Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, New Jersey

Internal Medicine

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri

Internal Medicine

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Illinois

Internal Medicine

University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals

Internal Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey

Internal Medicine/Primary Care

Danbury Hospital, Connecticut

Neurology (PGY-1 Internal Medicine)

Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia

Neurology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Pennsylvania

Obstetrics & Gynecology

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Maryland

Pediatrics

Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University

Pediatrics

Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Pediatrics

Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan

Psychiatry

Medical College of Wisconsin

Psychiatry

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Psychiatry

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Michigan

Surgery

Saint Mary’s Hospital, Connecticut

Transitional

Detroit Medical Center Corporation, Michigan

   
 

Canada

Family Medicine

Dalhousie University, Fredericton

Family Medicine

McMaster University, Hamilton

Family Medicine

University of Toronto, Barrie-Newmarket, Canada


  MaTCH rESULTS 2014 

    Anesthesiology University of Toledo-OH
    Anesthesiology WSU/Detroit Med Ctr-MI
    Anesthesiology WSU/Detroit Med Ctr-MI
    Anesthesiology LSUHSC-Shreveport-LA
    Child Neurology St Louis Univ SOM-MO
    Child Neurology St Louis Univ SOM-MO
    Family Med/Grosse Pointe Beaumont Health System-MI
    Family Med/N Caddo LSUHSC-Shreveport-LA
    Family Medicine Tallahassee Mem Healthcare-FL
    Family Medicine Lincoln Med Ed Partnership-NE
    Family Medicine U Oklahoma COM-OK City
    Family Medicine University Hosps-Jackson-MS
    Family Medicine Mountainside Hosp-NJ
    Family Medicine McLaren Reg Med Ctr-MI
    Family Medicine Tallahassee Mem Healthcare-FL
    Family Medicine Yuma Regional Med Ctr-AZ
    Family Medicine Vidant Med Ctr/East Carolina Univ-NC
    Family Medicine UPMC McKeesport-PA
    Family Medicine Northeast Iowa Med Ed Fdn
    Family Medicine Univ of Wyoming-Cheyenne
    Family Medicine Vidant Med Ctr/East Carolina Univ-NC
    Family Medicine U Alabama SOM-Huntsville
    Family Medicine WSU/Detroit Med Ctr-MI
    Family Medicine Selma Fam Med Res-AL
    Family Medicine Virtua Family Med-NJ
    Family Medicine Advocate Christ Med Ctr-IL
    Family Medicine Univ of Wyoming-Cheyenne
    Family Medicine Moses H Cone Mem Hosp-NC
    Family Medicine Greenville Hosp Sys/Univ of So Carolina
    Family Medicine Cox Medical Centers-MO
    Family Medicine Mercy Memorial Hospital System-MI
    Family Medicine MidMichigan Med Center-MI
    Family Medicine/Jonesboro UAMS-Regional Programs-AR
    General Surgery U South Florida COM-Tampa
    General Surgery Sinai Hospital of Baltimore-MD
    Int Med/Det/Harper/VA WSU/Detroit Med Ctr-MI
    Internal Medicine U Tennessee COM-Memphis
    Internal Medicine Mountainside Hosp-NJ
    Internal Medicine Billings Clinic-MT
    Internal Medicine St Marys Hospital-CT
    Internal Medicine Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion SOM
    Internal Medicine New Hanover Reg Med Ctr-NC
    Internal Medicine Advocate Lutheran Gen Hosp-IL
    Internal Medicine Pinnacle Health Hosps-PA
    Internal Medicine Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion SOM
    Medicine-Preliminary Riverside Methodist-OH
    Pathology LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA
    Pediatrics U South Alabama Hospitals
    Pediatrics Beaumont Health System-MI
    Psychiatry Albert Einstein Med Ctr-PA
    Psychiatry Hennepin Co Med Ctr-MN
    Psychiatry U Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Psychiatry Barnes-Jewish Hosp-MO
    Psychiatry U IL-Methodist Med Ctr
    Radiology  Northeast Ohio Medical University (PGY2)
    Surgery-Preliminary WSU/Detroit Med Ctr-MI
    Surgery-Preliminary Easton Hospital-PA



Canada

    Internal Medicine  University of Calgary - Calgary, AB 
    Family Medicine  University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON 

 

Resources

USMLE Secretariat
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190
Telephone: 215-590-9700
FAX: 215-590-9457
United States Medical Licensing Examination web site

American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312-464-5000
American Medical Association web site

ECFMG
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685 USA
Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) web site 

National Resident Match Program
2540 N Street, N.W., Suite 1
Washington, D.D. 20037-1037
202-828-0566
National Resident Match Program (NRMP) web site

 
University of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Medicine and Health Sciences
 
UMHS Live Chat Help UMHS on Facebook UMHS on Twitter UMHS on YouTube