Applying To Residency
Pick your desired residency program (eg. Internal medicine / Paediatrics)
Obtain an Electronic Residency Application System application (ERAS )
Study and analyse the hospitals you are applying (U.S. Best Hospitals is an useful site)
Complete and dispatch the ERAS application to ECFMG
Register as an independent applicant with National Residency Matching Program.
Keep track of your application through Automated
Document Tracking System (ADTS),which provides information regarding the progress of your ERAS submission
Contact via telephone or email, the hospitals that have received your ERAS application, and ask about interview schedules.
Prepare and attend for your interviews.
Rank your preferred programs
Submit your rank order list by internet National Residency Matching Program
While awaiting the match results, research your visa options and send for the licensing application packs for the states that you feel most likely to match with.
Sign and return your contract
Initiate the licensing application for the state that you matched with (requires your ECFMG certificate and a copy of the signed contract with the hospital)
Once the state medical license is secure, you can apply for the visa.
Make arrangements for travel / accommodation etc.