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All application materials must be received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
The following are guidelines used by the Internal Medicine Residency to identify applicants to be interviewed and possibly considered for final rank list or appointment (no paper application materials, including C.V.s, will be accepted):
We conduct Interviews from November through January. Unfortunately, interviews will not be scheduled between the week of Christmas and New Year's.
Frequently Asked Questions
We begin reviewing applications through ERAS in October.
We look at board scores, clinical experience, Dean’s letter and other letters of reference, medical school transcript, and commitment to working with underserved inner city populations.
The preliminary track is one year of training for applicants matching in a specialty that requires a previous internship, such as ophthalmology, dermatology or neurology. The categorical track is a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine that trains people for hospitalist or fellowship positions. The primary care track is a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine that trains people for ambulatory care positions.
Yes. If you want to be considered for both programs you need to select both on ERAS. If you wish to rank both programs you will need to list each on your rank list
We look at all scores, but prefer USMLE scores greater than 220.
Applicants must provide a Dean’s letter, plus 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 strong letters of recommendation from Internal Medicine faculty with whom the applicant has worked in a clinical setting).
Both are not required. We accept USMLE and/or COMLEX score transcripts.
Yes, we do accept IMGs and US-IMGs.
US experience is not required, although it is desirable.
We do not require an applicant to be ECFMG certified at the time of the application or interview. However, the NRMP will not allow an applicant to be ranked without an ECFMG Certificate.
We are unable to sponsor visas at this time.
While we welcome all applicants, those who graduated more recently are more competitive given the rapid changes in medical technology.