Applicant FAQ

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How many residents do you have?

How do I apply to the Transitional Year (TY) program?

Do you participate in the match?

What constitutes a completed application?

Do you sponsor any Visas?

For international graduates, do you require any experience working in U.S. hospitals?

What is the minimum score requirements for Step 1 and Step 2?

Do you consider people who graduated from medical school over five years ago?

When do you send out interview invites?

When are interviews held?

How do I apply for an observership/externship?

How competitive is the program?

I have an interview scheduled with an advanced placement program (Anesthesia, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology, etc.) at Henry Ford Hospital. Do I still have to apply for the TY program?

Are you participating in the iCompare study?

My question is not answered here.

How many residents do you have?
We take 17 residents in each year. There are no specific allocations per specialty, and therefore the composition of the class varies every year. Please see our current residents and alumni pages for details 

How do I apply to the Transitional Year (TY) program?
We accept applications only through ERAS. Only completed applications will be reviewed and considered for granting interviews. Applications received after December 1 may not be considered as interview slots are likely full.

Do you participate in the match?
Yes, we participate in the NRMP. All our positions, including DO positions, are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer any out-of-match positions. Our NRMP code is 1300999P0 and should be placed on the supplemental list attached to the advanced program of your choice. Ophthalmology candidates should use the same code (1300999P0) on their main list.

What constitutes a completed application?

  1. Common Application Form
  2. CV (ERAS generated)
  3. Medical School Transcripts
  4. USMLE Transcript
  5. MSPE (Dean's Letter)
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation
  7. Personal Statement
  8. Picture

Do you sponsor any Visas?
We only sponsor J-1 visas.

For international graduates, do you require any experience working in US hospitals?
US clinical experience is preferred but not required

What are the minimum score requirements for Step 1 and Step 2?
We do not have any pre-set score cutoffs. All aspects of the application are reviewed and considered while granting interviews.

Do you consider people who graduated from medical school over five years ago?
Applicants to the TY program should have graduated medical school within the past four years.

When do you send out interview invites?
This year, we will start sending interview invites after October 16

When are interviews held?
Our interview season runs from November through January. We start offering interviews after MSPEs are released by ERAS

How do I apply for an observership/externship?
Unfortunately, due to the prevalent healthcare regulations, we cannot offer any observerships.

How competitive is the program?
Last year we received over 900 applications for our 17 positions. Every application is reviewed for completion and interviews are granted on a competitive basis.

I have an interview scheduled with an advanced placement (AP) program (Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology, etc.) at Henry Ford Hospital. Do I still have to apply for the TY program?
The TY program has very strong ties to the AP programs at Henry Ford Hospital, but please note that TY is a separate program and you must apply to TY to be considered for the position. If you have been granted interviews by both TY and AP programs, we will attempt to coordinate the interview day aiming to optimize your travel.

Are you participating in the iCompare study?
Yes, the Henry Ford Hospital Internal Medicine program has been randomized to the intervention arm of the study. The only deviation from the traditional duty hour standards will happen during your IM floor months, on Friday and Saturday (the days night float is off). On these two days, one intern would be expected to stay overnight in a 24h call. A senior resident would also be on call with the intern. This would happen to you at a maximum frequency of 2-3 times each month you are on an IM Floor month (10-15 days in the entire year). Please note that the ACGME is currently in the process of revising Duty Hour guidelines for all specialties and the proposed requirements would make iCompare-like rules applicable to every program in the country

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