One of the strengths of the Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program is the quality and diversity of our residents. In the last fifteen years we've filled 100% through the Match.

Because we have a strong applicant pool, we carefully examine each application. Over the years we've found that USMLE or COMLEX scores and class rank offer limited information. We learn much more about our applicants from their personal statements and letters of recommendation, as we look for life experience, evidence of good interpersonal skills, and a commitment to the ideals of family medicine. Finally, the personal interview gives us an opportunity to get a feel for the applicant as a whole person, not a collection of data.

 Reviewing Applications  Application Deadline  Invitations to Interview  Interview Season
In October  November 1 Early November  November - January

Please note, we do not begin offering interviews until early November and we do not begin interviewing until mid-November. 


For this 2021-2022 interview season, Great Plains Family Medicine interviews will be entirely virtual and held via Zoom. 


To be considered, applicants must:

  1. Apply through ERAS by November 1
  2. Be authorized to work in the U.S.
  3. Have graduated from medical school within the last three years
  4. Have no more than two failures on each step of USMLE, including CS
  5. All International Medical Graduates must have at least one year of supervised, clinical experience in the US and be ECFMG certified prior to the rank order list deadline in February

**Please see FAQs for more details on applicant requirements** 

Licensing Examinations

In order to begin residency training, applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS (COMLEX Level 1, Level 2 CE, and Level 2 PE for osteopathic applicants). We strongly recommend that applicants take these examinations early enough for results to be available by mid-February, when we submit our rank order list.

Approved Medical Schools

Applicants from medical schools on the Medical Board of California list of disapproved schools will not be considered for interviews.

Please send any application inquiries through ERAS. Due to the high volume of applicants, please do not call or stop by the office for inquires.