Family Medicine – Columbia

Family Medicine Residency Application Information

Acceptance requires graduation from a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, or be certified by ECFMG.

First-year appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program beginning July 1. All applicants are considered for interview after receipt of:

  • An application and personal statement;
  • Transcripts and USMLE or COMLEX board scores;
  • Two letters of personal recommendation; and
  • A letter from the medical school dean.

The Department's Resident Selection Committee screens applicants according to the following criteria:

  • USMLE: Passing scores on Step i and Step II and CS and CK
  • Graduated from an accredited medical school within the last two years (exception for U.S. military personnel serving as general medical officers)
  • US Citizenship or unrestricted authorization to be employed in the US Valid ECFMG license, if IMG
  • Two years U.S. clinical experience, if IMG
  • All applications through ERAS

The deadline for applications is December 15. All application materials are received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We also strongly encourage all applicants to complete Step 2 of the USMLE or COMLEX and the clinical skills exam before January 1 of their fourth year.

All correspondence regarding the Family Medicine Residency Program should be directed to:

Sandra Molina
Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
Phone: (803) 434-7399
Sandra.Molina@PalmettoHealth.org