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    We only accept completed applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our ACGME Number is 1202700559.

    We start interviews in October and end our interview season by January 15th.

    Please explore the details of our website. If you have questions, please email or call us.

    Due to Mississippi state statute we are unable to accept graduates of foreign medical schools. 

    Helpful Information Regarding Your Application Process

    ERAS: Electronic Residency Application Service
    ERAS is the online application service, provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), through which students transmit their application to residency programs. This is different from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which facilitates the appointment of students to residency positions.

    Key Dates

    July 1 – ERAS opens to students

    September 15 – ERAS applications can be submitted to American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    October 1 – Medical School Performance Evaluation letters (MSPE, also known as the Dean’s Letter) are released to ACGME accredited residency programs.

    Note: Dates provided here are up to date for the 2012 application cycle but may not be applicable for future years. Students should visit ERAS for the most up to date information.


    The Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program accepts first year residents who intend to complete three years of family medicine residency training. Those residents who enter the first year of the program are guaranteed a position for the full three years barring the development of grounds for dismissal or non-renewal of contract. The program offers six positions in each three years.

    Applicants for all positions will be selected from among those deemed eligible on the basis of their preparedness, ability, and interest in completion of the program without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or sexual preference. Aptitudes, academic credentials, personal characteristics, and ability to communicate will be strongly considered in the selection process. Applicants not expressing a strong interest in Family Medicine will not be considered for a PGY-I position.

    Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to the FMRP:
    1. Graduates of United States or Canadian medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
    2. Graduates who hold an unrestricted Mississippi license (please see the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure web site for requirements).

    Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applications are reviewed. A limited number of qualified applicants, based on the application and the capacity of the program to conduct interviews, are invited for an on-site interview. Candidates will be selected for interview based on their ability to succeed in the program and their likelihood of contributing to the goals of the program. Criteria assessed during the review of applications and during the applicant interviews include the applicant’s patient care skills, medical knowledge, interpersonal skills, professionalism and ethics, capacity to conduct practice-based learning, and ability to work with others in systems-based care.

    We do not sponsor any visas.

    Additional Information

    Residency Applications
    Most residency programs use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  ERAS is a service that transmits applications, Letters of Recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials from you and your designated dean’s office to program directors using the Internet. ERAS consists of MyERAS (the Web site where you create your application), the Dean’s Office Workstation (DWS), the Program Director’s Workstation (PDWS), and the ERAS PostOffice. You will receive your MyERAS token from the Dean’s Office on or before
    July 1. Upon receipt of your token, register with MyERAS online, create your profile and application.  For more information on ERAS please visit their website.

    ERAS is a separate and distinct service from the Match. ERAS is used by students to apply to programs while the Match determines final placement of students into programs. You must register for both separately.

    The Match
    The Match is administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) and the ACGME by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Each student must register directly with NMS and/or NRMP in order to be eligible to participate in The Match. The Match determines the final placements into residency programs. The importance of participating in the Match cannot be overstated because of its impact on students’ future credentialing and practice options.

    More Family Medicine Residency Resources:
    Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG): Transitioning to Residency

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    Employment Policy: It is the policy of Forrest Health to recruit and select candidates for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity),
    religion, national origin, age, disability or other status protected by applicable federal or state statutes.

    A Board of Trustees appointed by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors is charged with the oversight of Forrest Health. The system is completely self supporting and does not operate on local taxes.
    Forrest Health facilities are approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for participation in Medicare and Medicaid Programs.