Our current criteria for residency application are as follows:

  1. We will accept ALL applications through the ERAS program. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
  2. Preference will be given to those candidates who meet one of the three criteria below:
    • Permanent US citizen; OR,
    • Individual living in the State of Arkansas; OR,
    • Those having first attempt passing scores of
      • 220 or above on the USMLE Steps 1 & 2.
      • 550 or above on the COMLEX Steps 1 & 2.
  3. Successful completion of any step of the USMLE or COMLEX in no more than 3 attempts.
  4. We sponsor H1-B and J1 visas.
  5. We have no requirement for previous US clinical experience.
  6. We have no stipulation regarding the number of years out of medical school.
  7. We do not sponsor observerships or externships.  To participate in clinical activities in this program (e.g., acting internships), it is our policy that a student be currently enrolled in an LCME-accredited medical school.
  8. We accept applications through December 31.
  9. We do not offer pre-matches.

For additional information, please visit the FREIDA Online program information site at http://www.ama-assn.org.