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GME Application Instructions

Graduate Medical Education applications are submitted through the Medical Operational Data System website. However, MODS will not be accessible from computers that are not on the military network. Therefore, applicants, Medical School Officials and non-military Letter Writers won't be able to access MODS via personal or school computers.

For applicants in medical school, in a deferred or re-deferred status, or in a civilian sponsored status, a fillable PDF application is available below. This fillable PDF application and a PDF of your CV may be submitted to the Physician Education Branch organizational email. Handwritten and late applications will not be accepted. These applications will then be transcribed line by line into MODS by Physician Education program managers. If applicants have access to a computer on the military network between July 1 through August 31, 2024 (e.g., during an ADT), the application and CV should be submitted directly through MODS during that time.

If military network access is available, applicants should also upload their additional supporting forms and documents directly into MODS up until the deadline of October 15, 2024. Applicants without access to a military network will submit their additional supporting forms documents via the Physician Education Branch organizational email. All Medical School Officials and non-military letter writers will submit LORs, transcripts, licensing exam scores and MSPEs via the Physician Education Branch organizational email as well.

All eligible applicants to the 2024 JGMESB will be considered for GME. The Board process will take all unique circumstances into consideration.

All HPSP medical student applicants should apply for residency training in both the military (JGMESB) and civilian (ERAS / NRMP) match processes. This must include an option for preliminary/transitional year only training also in both the military and civilian match. The JGMESB will determine if the applicant has been selected into a military training position or is authorized to seek training through the civilian match process. Due to the timing of JSGMESB results release, engaging in both match processes provides the best opportunity to secure a GME position.

Note that some residency specialties, including Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plastic Surgery, and certain programs in Anesthesiology, Neurology, and Urology, will not be using the ERAS application for the 2025 season. Please refer to specialty specific instructions on how to apply for the civilian match for these specialties. Applicants for these specialties should also apply via ERAS for preliminary or transitional internship in the case they do not match in their primary specialty.

Application Documents

Additional Application Documents

  1. GME Application & Curriculum Vitae
  2. Reserve Component Health Risk Assessment (see Other Resources below)
  3. Program Director/Consultant Interview (uploaded by program director or consultant)
  4. Statement of Understanding (see Other Resources below)
  5. Personal Essay
  6. Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  7. Medical School Transcript
  8. USMLE / COMLEX Transcript
  9. Step/Level 3 Intention Form (intern applicants only; see Other Resources below)
  10. Unrestricted Medical License
  11. Board Certification
  12. Commander's Letter of Endorsement (staff applicants only)
  13. DEROS Letter of Intention (overseas applicants only; see Other Resources below)
  14. Personal Letters of Recommendation
  15. Program Director Recommendation Form (from every current/previously attended program)
  16. OPRs / TRs (active duty applicants only)
  17. Fitness Statement or Weight Statement (see Other Resources below)
  18. PGY1 Only Form (medical students only)
  19. Education Summary (medical students only)
  20. AF Form 4380 (HPSP, FAP and deferred applicants only)

Other Resources

Contact Us

Physician Education Branch address:
550 C Street West, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas 78150-4727

Toll Free: 833-876-5701
Commercial: 210-565-2638
DSN: 665-2638

Email: AFPC / DPMNP Physician Education

GME Program Managers (assisting customers by last name):