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Pathology Residency Application


Internships: 4th year medical student graduates with a U.S. military obligation (HPSP, USUHS, ROTC) may apply to the Army First Year of Graduate Medical Education (FYGME). Applicants are required to apply through the Medical Education FYGME Branch, Falls Church VA, in addition to applying to the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

For more detailed information on applying for FYGME, contact the Medical Education Office, FGYME Branch, Falls Church VA, 1-800-793-5970.

Criteria for Selection

Criteria for selection include academic performance in medical school, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, demonstrated interest in military service, leadership potential, physical, mental and moral fitness.


Eligibility: Active duty Medical Corps (MC) officers who are U.S. citizens and a graduate of an accredited school of medicine are eligible. Any MC active duty officer, who is a graduate from a foreign medical school, must possess a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Application Deadline

NLT 15 September of the year before training begins. For more detailed information on applying for Residency/Fellowship programs, contact the BAMC Medical Education Office, (210) 916-2222/3038 or DSN: 429-2222/3038.

Air Force

Applying for Residency through the Air Force: All USUHS and HPSP medical students and ROTC educational delay medical students are required to apply to the Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB) at the beginning of their final year of medical school. The JSGMESB is the process by which Air Force obligated officers compete for selection in GME residencies and fellowship programs. In order to train in any residency or fellowship program whether military or civilian you must apply to the JSGMESB and receive approval to train in that specialty.

Criteria for Selection: Criteria for selection include a strong medical school academic record, Performance on Active Duty Tours (ADTs), program director interview, timely submission of all required documents.

Application Deadline: September in the year before training starts. For more detailed information on applying for Residency/Fellowship programs, contact the Physician Education Branch at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, office # (210) 565-2638; toll free 1-800-531-5800, or visit the website at https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Organizations/Physician-Education-Branch/.

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