The UHC Family Medicine Residency program only accepts applications to the program via ERAS and selects residents only through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). We adhere to all ACGME guidelines for eligibility and selection of residents.
United Hospital Center ensures that the UHC Family Medicine Residency Program selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of residency program-related criteria including preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials (including graduation date), communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The program proudly consists of a diverse group of residents and does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally protected status.
Applicants who successfully match at UHC Family Medicine will receive a written contract within approximately 2 weeks, complete with a current Benefit Summary from United Hospital Center. Successful applicants must also be willing/prepared to complete all required background checks, drug screens, pre-employment physicals and provide all documentation as required for employment by the Human Resources department of United Hospital Center.
To view a copy of the proposed 2021 first year resident contract, please click the link below. (Please note these are proposed contracts and changes in regulations, laws, policy, etc. could result in changes to final contracts.)
Recruitment of Residents
United Hospital Center and the Family Medicine Residency Program recruit high quality graduates who meet eligibility requirements; regardless of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally protected status. UHC does not include any non-compete clause for any residents applying to the Family Medicine Program.
Eligibility of Residents
Applicants to the Family Medicine Residency at United Hospital Center must fulfill all qualifications for unrestricted and/or restricted eligibility as outlined in the General Requirements for Residency Training by the ACGME. An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an ACGME accredited program:
- Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or
- Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or
- Graduation from a medical school outside the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
- Holds a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
- Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in West Virginia, or his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program; or
- Has graduated from a medical school outside the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
Criteria also considered in the selection of eligible applicants and in the scoring of successful applicants includes:
- Graduation from Medical School within the past 5 years
- Graduates of medical schools outside the US or Canada who graduated more than 12 months prior to applying to the program should have a currently valid ECFMG certificate at the time of application, or
- First attempt pass of USMLE/COMLEX exam with a minimum USMLE score of 210 (Step 1) and 220 (Step 2) or minimum COMLEX score of 400.
- Applicant must be eligible to obtain a West Virginia Training License through the West Virginia Board of Medicine or an educational Permit through the WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine prior to beginning residency.
The United Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program does not sponsor Visas.
Selection of Residents
United Hospital Center ensures that the UHC Family Medicine Residency Program selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials (including graduation date and USMLE & COMLEX scores), communication skills, interest in family medicine, interest in or ties to West Virginia, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally protected status.
UHC only accepts applications to the program via ERAs and selects residents only through the NRMP.
Appointment of Residents
Residents are provided with a written contract outlining the terms and conditions of their appointment to the residency program. The resident contract contains or references at least the following: residents’ responsibilities, duration of appointment, financial support, conditions of reappointment and promotion, vacation, sick and other leaves of absence, sexual and other forms of harassment, grievance and due process, professional liability insurance, health and disability insurance, duty hours, moonlighting, and accommodation for disabilities. A benefits summary from United Hospital Center is listed on the residency website and provided with the contract. A copy of resident contracts, benefit summaries and key policies are posted on the residency website at – http://wvumedicine.org/uhc-family-medicine/residency-program/policies/
UHC monitors the program in regards to implementation of terms and conditions of appointment by program director. UHC and the Graduate Medical Education Committee, together with the program director, ensure that residents are informed of and adhere to established educational and clinical practices, policies, and procedures.
Medical students interested in pursuing a career in family medicine may be considered for a family medicine rotation at UHC on a first-come first-served basis. Interested medical students must complete the Audition Rotation Request Form and email it to Kim Signorelli at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org