Family Medicine Resident

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health Family Medicine Residency Program is to develop competent and compassionate doctors who understand and can respond to the present as well as future needs of their communities. Based in Prince George's county, our training program works to reduce health disparities and social injustice by engaging with diverse communities through high-quality and accessible healthcare, community education, and service learning in pursuit of better health for all.


Thank you for your interest in our 4-4-4 full-scope family medicine residency program. We hope you find the information on this site helpful in determining how well our program matches your interests.

Our program is designed to provide a well-rounded and rigorous training experience to equip aspiring family physicians for independent practice in a wide variety of settings. Our graduates have the experience needed to move into clinical practice and leadership roles in ambulatory, inpatient, and nursing home settings as well as attaining competency in high-risk obstetrics and women's health. Our GME consists of internal medicine and family medicine residencies, which allows our residents greater access and learning opportunities in obstetrics, the newborn nursery and the emergency department.

Our home base is Prince George's county, Maryland, which is a large and wonderfully diverse collection of communities. Our patients come from urban, suburban, and rural communities which provide exposure to dozens of cultures, languages and ethnic groups. Our proximity to Washington D.C. and multiple nearby refugee resettlement programs allows us to serve the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations including asylum seekers and families from Central America, West and East Africa, and parts of South Asia including Afghanistan. Our dedicated residents and core faculty are focused on reducing health disparities and improving population health by constantly emphasizing value-added care and establishing local partnerships.

Family Medicine Residency Application Information

The UM Capital Region Medical Center Family Medicine Residency is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Applicants for first year positions must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Applicants are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

Minimum Selection Criteria

  • US citizenship, permanent resident or J1 visa (no H1 visas will be accepted)
  • We accept international medical graduates from accredited medical schools
  • Dean's letter from your medical school with transcript and three faculty letters, at least one of whom must be from a Family Medicine provider. Within the past 2 years (It would be preferable if one letter is from family medicine rotation)
  • Passing scores on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (CS/CK) or COMLEX-USA Equivalent
  • ECFMG Certification at the time of entrance into the Residency Program, if applicable

We accept 4 new residents per year. To apply to the residency, visit the ERAS site.