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Steps in the Process

1. Obtain Your FAR Access Code

Fill out the programs registration form  to register as a user for an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program.

To complete the form, you will need your ACGME Code, which is a 10-digit identification number used by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to identify your program. If you don't know your ACGME Code, please contact your program director.

2. Register for FAR

Register for FAR:

  • Select "Residency/Fellowship Program Staff" and enter your FAR Access Code.
  • Complete the required information with your personal information (not viewable by applicants). 
  • Once the required information is completed, click Submit.

3. Set Up Your Program Profile

Include your program’s contact information, description, and any special instructions or requirements for submitting applications.

4. Post Position Vacancies

Post position vacancies according to PGY level and start date, and detail any special position requirements or minimum criteria.

5. Search and Notify Applicants

Search for qualified applicants based on their PGY level, geographic location, specialty preferences, and previous residency experience.

6. Check Back Often for New Notifications

Your FAR mailbox is a convenient way to check for resume notifications from interested applicants and to track information for applicants that interest you.

7. Update Your FAR Information

Be sure to update your FAR profile; if any of your program information changes, click Edit to launch the position update screen.

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