Transitional Residency: Application Requirements


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Your application must include:

  • Medical school transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Step 1

Because of the limited positions available, we will only be interviewing graduates of:

  • The University of Minnesota Medical School—Minneapolis/Duluth
  • Mayo Medical School—Rochester
  • Medical College of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • University of North Dakota, School of Medicine—Grand Forks
  • University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine—Sioux Falls


  1. Submission: Submit your application through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). Contact your medical school’s student affairs or dean’s office for instructions. We do not accept applications through the mail. HCMC participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  2. Scoring: Our program does not require a minimum score. Each applicant will be scored based on these criteria:
    • USMLE Step 1 scores
    • Interviews
    • Research
    • Medical school transcript
    • Honors and accomplishments
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement
  3. Interviews: Applicants who meet a score threshold will be invited for interviews. We hold interviews in November through January.