Application Requirements

Application Requirements/Criteria

United States or Canadian medical school graduates must graduate from an LCME-accredited or AAO-accredited school.

In addition, applications require:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Photo
  • 3 letters of recommendation which may include a letter from your department chair
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE transcript or COMLEX transcript
  • Candidate must be able to be licensed in the state of South Dakota, which mandates passage of each USMLE or COMLEX component in three or less attempts, and completion of all three USMLE or COMLEX components within a seven-year time span

The program sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas.

To be considered for an H-1B visa, candidates must have documentation through ERAS of a passing score on USMLE Step 3 on file by match day (“will take”, or “score pending” cannot be recognized as a passing score).

Interview Information/Process

Our typical interview day will no longer be typical. Interviews will be virtual and will start at 8 a.m. and conclude at approximately noon.

Interviews are offered by invite only. Applicants will be notified via ERAS.

Application Questions

Megan Quandt

Program Coordinator