Application Information

We are a fully ACGME accredited program and are no longer affiliated with the AOA. We are participating in the allopathic residency match for 2019 through ERAS, but will still consider DO applicants if they are also participating in the allopathic match. Applications must be submitted through ERAS.

Please submit your application through ERAS by November 1, 2019. The selection committee reviews applications on a holistic basis. Careful attention will go to your letters of recommendation. Both COMLEX and USMLE scores will be accepted, and while there is no minimum set, your scores will be compared to the other applicants. 

Eligible Citizenship Status

Ascension Providence Hospital will ONLY accept J-1 visas or U.S. Citizens. This is an institutional policy and cannot be negotiated. Candidates meeting these requirements are encouraged to apply. 

Interview Dates

Friday, December 7, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Interview Day

If invited for an interview, you will need to attend one of the aforementioned days. Half of the day will be dedicated to meeting individually with faculty and current residents. The other half of the day will include a group activity and interview, as well as a tour of the hospital. 

Meet-n-Greet Dinner

A Meet-n-Greet dinner will take place for interviewees on Saturday, December 8th, 2019. This will be an opportunity to mingle with the current residents and faculty in a more relaxed atmosphere and is NOT a required part of your interview.  

Audition Rotation

It is highly encouraged to participate in an audition rotation during the 2018-19 academic year. This is one of the best ways to explore our program as well as for our faculty and residents to get a feel for working with you. Neurological Surgery has the longest residency length, and building a strong, familial bond with your co-residents and faculty will be important. Applications for rotations must go through VSAS. Rotations July-October are preferred. Apply early because space is limited! Two and four week rotations are offered; start dates in VSAS cannot be altered. Feel free to check with the program coordinator for current availability. Otherwise, you will be notified after your application is received. For technical VSAS assistance, please contact the Medical Student Coordinator, Erin Holt at 

Program Length/Available Positions

  • Program Length:  7 years including Internship
  • First Year Positions:  2
  • Total Number of Positions:  14

Written Requirements

  • Dean’s Letter from the College of Medicine attending
  • Internship Letter from the Director of Medical Education of the Training Hospital (if applicable)
  • Minimum of Three (3) Physician References from staff members at the hospital where the applicant interned or rotated as a student
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • National Board Scores (Part I)
Resident Selection Criteria
  • Undergraduate/Medical School Achievements
  • Letters of Reference
  • Personal Interview
  • Group Interview
After the interview, candidates are ranked through the ERAS System. All candidates that are matched will receive a formal resident agreement for signature.

Pre-Employment Criteria

  • Drug-screen
  • ACLS/BLS Certification
  • Michigan License
  • Background Check
  • Signed Contract Agreement
  • National Board Score Part 2 passing score

Please contact the program coordinator should you have other questions regarding the application process.

Lauren O'Neill, MBA Phone: 248-849-3403


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