All applications to the University of Puerto Rico – Graduate Medical Education residencies must include these materials as supporting documentation:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
    • Describe your activities with professional societies, publications, and any other relevant information about your education or experience.
  2. Personal Statement (be specific concerning your professional goals in our program)
    • e.g. General Surgery Interests, Research and Fellowship training interests.
  3. Official Final Transcripts:
    • Transcripts must indicate degree earned and date conferred from each medical, undergraduate and/or graduate school you attended with Grade Point Average (G.P.A). If you receive an appointment, official copies will be requested.
    • Provide certified or notarized English translations of documents originally written in a language other than English.
  4. Fill out the National Residency Matching Program Application Form (CLICK HERE!).
  5. Application forms should be sent through ERAS (CLICK HERE!).
  6. Letter from the Dean of the School of Medicine stating your academic rank in your class and moral qualities.
  7. Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations:
    • Evidence of having approved the USMLE Step 1 and 2CK & 2CS and/or the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners Parts I and II. If you receive an appointment, official copies will be requested.
  8. Copy of Diploma from your Medical School.
  9. Copy of completion certificate from each of your prior residency and/or fellowship training programs.
  10. Fully bilingual (strongly recommended) – English/Spanish.
  11. Two letters of recommendation preferably from surgeons of Puerto Rico.

If Foreign Medical School Graduate:

  1. Valid ECFMG certificate required if you graduated from a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada.
  2. Visa permit if currently not a United States Citizen