Internal Medicine Admissions

Admission Standards

  • Highest priority is given to graduates of LCME-accredited medical schools.
  • To be eligible for selection, applicants must apply via the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS) by Dec. 31, 2019, and must be enrolled in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • All applicants must have three letters of recommendation from U.S. or Canadian physicians.
  • All applicants must be within three years of graduation from medical school.
  • All applicants must have a minimum of three months of U.S. or Canadian direct patient care activity.
    • Externships must have included direct patient care.
    • Observerships do not fulfill this requirement.
  • The selection process stringently evaluates performance on the USMLE examinations, grades in preclinical or clinical courses, letters of recommendation, communication skills and personal qualities.
  • We do not have a minimum score requirement for the USMLE or COMLEX, but strongly favor applicants with USMLE scores of 220 or COMLEX scores of 550 or greater on the first attempt.
  • We accept COMLEX in lieu of USMLE.
  • The Department of Internal Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.