Altru Health System is an equal opportunity employer and applications to the Residency Program will be accepted without regard to race, gender, country of origin, religion or age.  Applicants must be eligible for full unrestricted licensure by the State Board of Medical Examiners of North Dakota on completion of training in the Program and should confirm with the Board that their medical school meets Board of Medical Examiners standards for licensure before initiating an application.

The Residency Program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and applications will only be accepted through ERAS, electronically, from September 1 through December 31 each year.  All applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) prior to the submission of the program NRMP rank list.  A maximum of four total attempts is permitted to pass all three parts.  In addition, the following are required to be present by the application deadline for an application to be complete:

  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school dean's letter or equivalent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical school diploma (if graduated)
  • Date of graduation--required--within the past three years and must be accompanied by documentation of all activities since the date of graduation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copies of USMLE scores
  • Personal statement

In addition, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) should forward a copy of their ECFMG certificate, and proof of eligibility to undertake training and employment in the US, together with verification of at least six months clinical experience in a US medical facility.  All IMG applicants are required to be proficient and conversant in English.  Our program accepts ECFMG sponsored J1 visas.

Applicants currently in residency training should include a letter from their current program director and an explanation of the reasons for seeking an alternative program.

The granting of interviews is based on criteria which include medical school performance, USMLE scores, recommendation letters, Dean's letters, and a personal statement.