Procedure for application through the NRMP Match for July 1 start date:
The Pathology Residency at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) selects its residents from eligible applicants on the basis of their demonstrated preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Our residency does not discriminate in the selection of its residents on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status. Residents are annually selected via the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and applications must be received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by January 1 of the year in which the resident will begin training in order to ensure consideration. Applicants must have one of the following qualifications for appointment as a pathology resident at ETSU:
1. Graduate of a medical school in the U.S. or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
2. Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association
3. Graduate of a medical school outside the United States or Canada who meets one of the following qualifications:
a. has received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
b. has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Tennessee.
4. A student of a medical school outside the U.S. who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
In order to be selected for an interview, it is expected that applicants will have either already secured one of the above qualifications or that there is a reasonable expectation that they will have secured such qualification by the start of their pathology residency training. In general, it is expected that International Medical Graduates (IMGs) will already have obtained an ECFMG certificate at the time of their submitting an application if that is the means by which they are qualified.
The following factors are weighed heavily in making decisions with regard to interviews and ranking:
Ranking of the applicants to our residency program is performed by our Residency Steering Committee (RSC). Consideration of special circumstances or qualifications not listed above may also be weighed by the RSC in evaluating applicants.
Applicants who meet the above criteria and are invited to interview must travel to Johnson City for a personal interview. Complete applications must be received by January 1 for appointments beginning July 1, however, earlier submission of applications is strongly encouraged since we often completely fill our interview slots well in advance of the deadline. For additional information, contact the residency coordinator by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org