Each PCOM GME program must develop a program-specific eligibility and selection policy
that complies with the requirements outlined in this policy and applicable specialty-specific
eligibility requirements as specified by the relevant ACGME Review Committee (RC),
AOA or ABMS specialty board, specialty society, or other accrediting bodies. The program
policy must be made available to all interested applicants.
Programs must select residents/fellows among eligible applicants on the basis of training
program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials,
communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity, as
well as professionalism. Applicants may not be discriminated against on the basis
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
disability, veteran, or any other applicable legally protected status.