How To Apply

Applications for the residency program are accepted only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). All application forms, transcripts, Dean’s letters, photos and personal statements must be transmitted via the electronic ERAS Post Office from the individual medical schools. Please contact your medical school for information regarding this method of application. We do not accept applications outside of ERAS.

Application Requirements
Minimum requirements are set by our sponsoring institution, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and our Program Director include:

    • International Medical graduates are accepted if they meet the criteria; however, we do not sponsor Visas and Applicants must be ECFMG certified.
    • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status at the time of applying to the program.
    • Passing grades on USMLE Board Exam Steps 1 and 2 or COMLEX.
    • Graduation from an accredited medical school within the last four years or direct patient care activity in the United States as a resident in an ACGME or AOA accredited residency .
    • Three months of hands-on clinical experience in the United States, preferably within the specialty of family medicine.
    • Three letters of recommendation from U.S. physicians, including at least one in family medicine.
    • Applications for residency program are accepted only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
    • All candidates must apply through the NRMP (National Residency Match Process).


Click here for the National Residency Matching Program.


Interview Day

Once your application has been received and processed if you are selected for a personal interview with our program, you will be notified by e- mail from the ERAS Post Office.  We conduct interviews 2 days per week. Applicants are asked to join the residents for dinner the night before the interview.  Hotel expenses and the dinner with residents the night before the interview are paid for by the residency.
An interview day will start with a meet and greet with Chesterfield Family Practice faculty at 8 a.m. The morning will consist of interviews with:

    • A Current Resident
    • A Faculty Member
    • The Program Director
    • A Hospital Administrator

After a tour of the Chesterfield Family Practice Center and Chippenham Medical Center, applicants are invited to participate in a lunch/lecture with Residents and Faculty.  The day ends back at the CFP office with a brief meeting with The Residency Coordinator.


Thank you for your interest in the Chesterfield Family Medicine Residency Program.