Residency Application Process

On behalf of Skagit Regional Health's Graduate Medical Education Program, we would like to welcome you to our 2021-2022 residency application process.

Resident candidates must apply to our residency programs through ERAS. We participate in the NRMP Match when ranking resident candidates for the upcoming regular cycle Match season.

On this page you will find our institutional codes, criteria for interviews for both Internal and Family Medicine programs, interview dates, how to prepare for your interview, what to do post interview and helpful hints.

Applying to Our Programs

A link to ERAS application can be found here. To locate our Internal Medicine program in ERAS, look up our institutional code: 1405400439. To locate our Family Medicine program in ERAS, look up our institutional code: 1205400720.

We are accepting MD, DO and IMG candidate applications. If you are an IMG, your medical school should be listed as recognized by the Medical Board of California. You can look up your medical school on their website here. 

Internal Medicine Criteria for Interview

  • Resident Candidates must be a US Citizen or Permanent Green Card Holder.
  • We are not able to sponsor Visas at this time.
  • IMG applicants must be ECFMG eligible. One needs to be ECFMG certified per the guidelines on the ECFMG website, prior to commencement of residency training. The EFCMG website can be reviewed by clicking this link.
  • It is preferable that medical school graduation is within the last three years prior to the Match cycle.
  • We require 2 letters of recommendation (1 from an IM faculty, 1 from the Dean of Medical School). An optional 3rd letter from a faculty is welcomed (i.e. Research faculty)
  • For personal statement, please include the reason as to what got you interested in this area and this specific program.

Internal Medicine Interview Dates for the Match for AY 2021-2022

  • November: 4, 5, 11, 12, 19
  • December: 2, 3, 9, 10, 17
  • January: 6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28
  • Any additional dates will be listed on ERAS.
  • Once invited for interview, scheduling the interview day will be through ERAS where you will request dates as first choice and second choice.
    • We require reschedules to be completed 2 days prior to the interview date. This will allow another candidate to schedule. 
  • Within 72 hours of self-selecting an interview date and time, you will receive a confirmation email with details about the virtual interview process.

Family Medicine Criteria for Interview

  • Resident Candidates must be a US Citizen or Permanent Green Card Holder.
  • We are not able to sponsor Visas at this time.
  • IMG applicants must be ECFMG eligible. One needs to be ECFMG certified per the guidelines on the ECFMG website, prior to commencement of residency training. The EFCMG website can be reviewed by clicking this link.
  • Medical school graduation must be within the last two years prior to the Match cycle.
  • We require 3 letters of recommendation
  • No more than one failure on COMLEX or USMLE examinations.
  • If you are being considered for an interview, we will send you a supplemental question to answer.

Family Medicine Interview Dates for the Match for AY 2021-2022

  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings. If the offered days do not work for your schedule, please contact the program coordinator via ERAS.
  • ERAS scheduler will be used for all interview scheduling. Please provide as much notice as possible for cancellations to allow us time to fill your spot from our interview waitlist.
  • Within 72 hours of self-selecting an interview date and time, you will receive a confirmation email with details about the virtual interview process.

Preparing for the Interview

  • Review the detailed confirmation email once an interview date is scheduled.
  • Review the either the Internal Medicine Program pages or the Family Medicine Program pages on our website.
  • Review benefits and other area links about our beautiful Skagit Valley. 
  • Do a technology/device check prior to the interview day. This can be arranged with the program coordinator.

Post Interview Follow-up

Upon completion of the interview, please fill out the post-interview survey.

Feel free to email Dora Driscoll for Family Medicine at ddriscoll@skagitregionalhealth.org or Rhonda Sprouse for Internal Medicine at rsprouse@skagitregionalhealth.org with any questions.

Helpful Hints

Review the website and prepare a list of questions for the Q&A sessions of the interview.

Have your email confirmation on hand during the interview for reference.

Follow-up with the program coordinator (Dora Driscoll for Family Medicine and Rhonda Sprouse for Internal Medicine) for any further questions. Any questions or concerns will be directed to the program director or one of our faculty as appropriate.

Participate in the Resident Meet Up sessions to meet our residents in an informal setting and to ask questions about our program.