Apply for Residency

Our Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program accepts 9 new residents each year. We’re excited to hear you’re interested in being a part of it!

Application Checklist

  1. Schedule an optional Medical Student Elective Rotation, or visit us!
  2. Read the Application Criteria below
  3. Submit your application through ERAS (Due Sept. 30)
  4. Visit us for an interview

Medical Student Elective Rotations

Get a feel for our residency program, community, and education style by scheduling a med student elective rotation. You’ll gain hands on experience while working alongside our staff and residents, take tours of our healthcare systems and clinics, and learn more about how you can customize your residency education through our large number of electives. Learn more about our medical student elective rotations.

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Application Criteria

Below is the criteria for both US and International medical graduates.

US Medical/Osteopathic Graduate Criteria

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript*
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Eligible for resident licensure through the SD Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners. To be licensed in South Dakota requires passage of each component of the USMLE in three attempts or less, and within a seven year time span from the first attempt of USMLE Step 1 through successful completion of Step 3.

International Medical Graduate Criteria

The minimum criteria for foreign medical graduates that must be met to be considered for interviews in our program:

  • All criteria as stated above for US medical/osteopathic graduates.
  • You must have familiarity with the US healthcare system.
  • USMLE steps must be passed on the first attempt.
  • You must be ECFMG certified.
  • All applications are accepted through ERAS, and resident acceptance is accomplished through the NRMP Match process.
  • You must demonstrate excellent and understandable written and spoken English language communication skills.
  • Time interval since most recent clinical experience (educational or practice) must be less than two years.
  • You must have permanent residency or citizenship or a valid visa permitting employment in the US. Center for Family Medicine does not sponsor visas.


-Virtual Visits for the Current Recruitment Year-
We wish you were joining us in person this year, but we’ve made every effort to meet you online. Please take your time navigating our website to learn more about the program; we’re excited to have you here!

We will be following the AAMC recommendations for all interviews to be done virtually for the 2021-2022 interview season.

• Interviews will be scheduled via email through Interview Broker on selected Monday and Tuesday mornings from November through January.
• Applicants will meet with the Program Director, Program Coordinator, and core faculty members.
• We will have informal time set aside the evening prior to your visit so you can meet some of our residents and ask questions of them.

Please do not call to check the status of your application or your USMLE score reports. Notifications of application status will be emailed on a regular basis as applications are reviewed and decisions have been made. Details of decisions cannot be provided on an individual basis due to the number of applications.
We look forward to “meeting you” soon!

We're here to answer your questions

If you have any questions related to application process, or want more information about our program, please contact our residency coordinator.


Lidia Hora

Residency Coordinator