Apply for Residency

Our Pierre Family Medicine Residency Program accepts 2 new residents each year. We’re excited to hear you’re interested in being a part of it!

Application Checklist

Application Criteria

Below is the criteria for both US and International medical graduates.

US Medical/Osteopathic Graduate Criteria

  • MSPE
  • Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript*
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • You must be able to be licensed in SD, which requires passage of each component of the USMLE in three attempts or less, and in a seven year time span, from first attempt of USMLE through successful completion of Part 3.
  • Able to obtain resident licensure through the SD Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners

International Medical Graduate Criteria

The minimum criteria for foreign medical graduates that must be met to be considered for interviews in our program:

  • All criteria as stated above for US medical/osteopathic graduates.
  • USMLE scores must be 210 or higher on parts 1 and 2 on the first attempt, and the interval from passing Part 1 to Part 3 must not be greater than 7 years.
  • USMLE Step 2 CS must be passed on the first attempt.
  • You must be ECFMG certified.
  • You must have lived in the US for at least two years.
  • You must have permanent residency or citizenship.
  • Time interval since completion of formal training (medical school or residency) must be less than 3 years.
  • Time interval since most recent clinical experience (educational or practice) must be less than two years.
  • You must demonstrate excellent and understandable written and spoken English language communication skills.
  • All applications are accepted through ERAS, and resident acceptance is accomplished through the NRMP Match process.
  • Able to obtain resident licensure through the SD Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners


Interviews are scheduled between October 14 and January 10. Our interviews include personal time with the program director and faculty members, includes a brief tour of one of our hospitals and continuity clinic, time with a resident, and lunch with another resident or two. We plan your interview day so that you will have an opportunity to meet with different levels of residents and have time to have questions answered about their satisfaction with the program. The day usually begins around 8:30 a.m. and is done by approximately 2:30 p.m. A hotel room is provided the night before the interview for our out of town students.

We're here to answer your questions

If you have any questions related to application process, or want more information about our program, please contact our residency coordinator.


Jo Erickson, C-TAGME

Residency Coordinator