University of Nebraska Medical Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When may I begin to apply for this resident program?
A: Timelines may be found on the ERAS website.

Q: What are the qualifications necessary for applying to our program?
A: The Admissions Committee will screen all applications for evidence of preparedness, academic achievement, ability, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation, integrity, and professionalism. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada will be considered if they have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates or have successfully completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited medical school.

Q: Do you sponsor any visas?
A: Yes, J1 Visa or Permanent Residence.

Q: Do you require U.S. clinical experience?
A: No.

Q: Is there a time since graduation requirement?
A: Less than five years.

Q: USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 minimum score?
A: No minimum required.

Q: USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 attempts limit?
A: No limit required.

Q: In order to get an interview, do I need to have my Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate?
A: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification is required for all international medical students seeking to apply to a residency program in the United States.