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Internal Medicine Residency FAQs

How do I apply for your program?

Applications are accepted beginning September 15 for the following year's class. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Our program only accepts electronic applications through ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service). The required documents for an application are the same as ERAS (at least two letters of recommendation, the Dean's letter/MSPE, formal transcripts, USMLE/COMLEX transcripts and a personal statement).

All spots are filled through the NRMP (the Match). If you are an international applicant, ECFMG Certification is required prior to the start of residency.

Do you have USMLE minimum score requirements for Step 1 and Step 2?

Applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 and/or have passed the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2.

What is the size of the program?

The Internal Medicine program has 10 residents per year (10 PGY1, 10 PGY2 and 10 PGY3) for a total of 30 residents.

What is the hospital size and patient demographics?

We are a 301-bed acute care hospital with a variety of ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic status. Our patient demographics are broad and have all ages and ranges from children to young active families, and also active retirees. The spectrum of patients offers an excellent learning environment.

What is the conference schedule like?

We have Clinical Case Conferences, Residency Lecture Series, Monthly Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, Board Reviews, Journal Club and Ambulatory Conferences. Three days per week, case-based Morning Report is conducted by residents and interns with guidance from faculty and program director discussants. Please see the Conference Schedule page for additional details.

Do you accept Visas?

We accept J-1 Visas on a case by case basis. We do not accept H-1 Visas.

What is unique about the program?

We are a growing community Internal Medicine program with a diverse patient population. Our trauma center is one of the busiest in the area and we are recognized as a stroke and cardiovascular center of excellence. Our educational model is built around interactive small group teaching sessions and one-on-one interaction with faculty who are passionate about delivering high quality, patient-centered evidence based care and medical education. Our residents are also an integral part of the medical culture as demonstrated by involvement in hospital committees, quality improvement projects, scholarly research activities and scholarly presentations.

If I have a question who do I contact?

Please contact Becky Sterling, Internal Medicine Program Coordinator, via email or by phone at (843) 692-1118.