How to Apply

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. A score of 220 and above on the 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 https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/

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 requirements. Write to: ECFMG-ERAS Program, P.O. box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467, U.S.A., or visit: www.ecfmg.org

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

The INTERVIEW

Selected applicants are invited for an 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).