Residency Applicants


The Residency Program in Internal Medicine accepts applications only through ERAS.

 The application criteria are established by the resident’s selection committee. Suggested criteria include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Graduation from US/ Canada medical School
  2. Score of 220 and above on first attempt of the USMLE I and USMLE II. Pass on first attempt of the USMLE Step 2 CK exam.
  3. Valid ECFMG certificate by the NRMP match date.
  4. Graduation from medical school in the past 5 years.

If you are graduating or have graduated from a U.S. Medical School, you must contact your medical school’s student affairs office or other designated dean’s office. Your dean’s office will provide you with the information and the software for ERAS. The ERAS Web Site can be located at

If you are a Canadian Medical Student, please contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service, 151 Slater Street, Suite 802, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P-5H3 Canada, or call (613) 237-0075 for ERAS processing information.

If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school interested in applying to this program you must contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for application materials and eligibility requirement. Write to: ECFMG-ERAS Program, P.O. box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467, U.S.A., or visit:

Applicants are screened based on their USMLE scores, letters of recommendation and personal statement. Prior experience in USA is not required.


Selected applicants are invited for interview. Interviews are generally scheduled from December through January. Every applicant invited for interview meets at least two of the members of the resident selection committee. The applicants are given a tour of the hospital and meet with members of the house staff. Once the interviews are conducted, the department prepares a rank order list and the latter is submitted to the NRMP.

All of the available positions are filled through the NRMP. 

For the candidates who match at Lincoln Medical Center and are not American citizens/Green card holders, the hospital accepts  only J1 visas.  ECFMG provides sponsorship for J1 visa. For more details click here.

All selected and matched residents receive contract letter, a copy of which is returned to the department. The incoming house staff receives mandatory orientation organized by the GME 10-14 days before the official beginning of their training. The employment contract is in accordance with the agreement between the CIR (Committee of Interns and Residents) and the H+H (Health and Hospitals).


Salary and Benefits

Current Salaries


  PGY-1    $ 61,670

  PGY-2    $ 64,221

  PGY-3   $ 69,322

  PGY-4   $ 71,724




Meal Allowance
$2,900 – in addition to the annual salary

White Coats – Provided

Residents receive four weeks of paid vacation each year

Malpractice Insurance
Malpractice insurance coverage is provided by the Health+Hospitals (H+H) of the City of New York

Education Benefit
CIR provides: $650 Professional Education Plan (PEP) each year
$1,500 Continued Learning Program (every 3 years)
$3,000 QI/PS Quality Improvement Scholarship

Health Coverage
Choice of health plans provided by HHC. Medical Plan, GHI-Comprehensive benefits program of Health Insurance Plan (HIP) or Group Health Incorporated (GHI) plus Blue Cross Hospital Benefits. All Plans include maternity benefits and benefits for dependent children.

Prescription Coverage
CIR provides: $500 yearly for member and $500 yearly for each dependent

Optical Coverage
CIR provides: One free eye exam yearly for each dependent and one free pair of lenses and set of frames yearly for each dependent (up to $225)

Dental Coverage
CIR provides two plans through Guardian: Managed Dental Guard (an in-network plan) and Dental Guard Preferred (an out-of-network plan)

Life Insurance
CIR provides: $150,000 for member — $20,000 for spouse

Disability Coverage
CIR provides:
Short Term Disability — up to $875 a month up to 90 days
Long Term Disability — 70% of annual salary up to $3,500 per month

Other Benefits


CIR provides: OB/GYN, Newborn, Out-Patient Mental Health,
Childcare Reimbursement, Legal Services benefit, Free Rosetta Stone Language benefit, New York Sports Club discount, $550 New Resident Differential bonus plus PEP reimbursement of up to $650 covering mobile devices and educational materials


Housing is not provided.