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Saint Francis Family Medicine Applicants


"I feel that the UTHSC-Saint Francis Family Practice program has provided me with the education and experience I need to further pursue my career as a family medicine doctor. I feel we play a vital role in caring for the members of the community, no matter what the nature of the problem. The residency is unopposed which allows great experience working with private physicians of all specialties."
Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency Graduate

2023-2024 Interview Season

All interviews will be conducted virtually. Interviews will take place October through mid-January by invitation only.

The Saint Francis residents will host several virtual open house sessions to allow for Q&A.

Applicant Criteria

Applications to the UT Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency Program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

  • No visa sponsorship
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
  • Medical diploma
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/Dean’s Letter
  • Medical transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 Letters of recommendation, one from a Family Physician
  • Personal statement
    • Guidelines for personal statement: Please address the following questions in your personal statement
    • What motivated you to choose family medicine as a career and what valuable lesson have you learned through your experiences in family medicine?
    • What leadership roles and personal accomplishments have you achieved through the years?
    • What are your future  career goals?
  • ECFMG certification for International Medical graduates (IMGs)
  • Documented, minimum of 12 months of hands-on clinical experience for IMGs
  • Graduation from medical school within the previous two years and have been involved in clinical care since graduation

The UTHSC Department of Family Medicine values diversity and inclusion. Applicants are not discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status or disability.

ERAS 2024 Residency Application Timeline

IMG Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • a US citizen or permanent resident of the US with a valid work authorization (we do not accept VISAs)
  • able to provide ECFMG certification to begin July 1st
  • a graduate of a school listed on the Medical Board of California approved list
  • graduation date within two years

Following the TN Medical Board Guidelines, when considering Caribbean medical school applicants for interviews, our program only accepts applicants whose medical schools appear on the Medical Board of California List of Approved Medical Schools. Any Foreign Medical School in the Caribbean that does not appear on California’s Approved List of Medical Schools DOES NOT meet the criteria of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center St. Francis Family Medicine Residency Program and will not be accepted for application.


Aug 17, 2023