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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does the LSUHSC Pathology Residency Program participate in the Match?

Yes, applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Do candidates have to participate in the NRMP Match to enter this program?

Yes, the only way that one can enter the LSUHSC Pathology program is to apply through ERAS and participate in the Match.

How many positions does the LSUHSC Pathology program offer?

Three (3) positions per year.

What are the application requirements?

  • ERAS form
  • Scanned Photograph
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 additional letters of recommendation
  • Official Medical School transcripts
  • USMLE scores sent from the NBME
  • Personal statement

Do candidates need a Step 2 score to apply to the program?

We prefer to see Step 1 and Step 2 scores, but it is not mandatory to apply to the program.

What is your USMLE score cut-off?

Scores are a strong consideration, but we look at the candidate's entire application. We do not have a set score cut-off.

Do you have a medical school graduation cut-off?

No.

What is the deadline for sending applications?

We coincide with ERAS.

Does your program accept IMGs as residents?

Yes, positions can be offered to those IMGs who apply through the correct channels.

Is ECFMG certification required before applying? 

Yes. See the Office of Medical Education GME Resources section on Applicant Selection

What type of visas does your program sponsor?

Our program does not sponsor H-1B visas.  The program does approve J1 visas sponsored by ECFMG.