Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in our Internal Medicine training program. The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which covers the mandatory criteria for our program. All Intern appointments are made in accordance with the rules of the NRMP. For further instruction, please review the MyERAS Documents page in the ERAS FAQ section. If you have questions not answered below, please send e-mail to Lauren Portis.
- How can I apply to your program?
You must apply through ERAS.
- Do you participate in the National Residency Matching Program?
- Is US clinical experience a requirement?
Yes, you must have 3 months of clinical experience in a US or Canadian hospital with direct patient contact (observerships are not acceptable). You should have at least one reference letter from a US or Canadian physician who can verify your clinical experience and attest to the quality of your work.
- Is there a cut off of years from graduation?
Yes, you should be within five years of graduation from medical school.
- How many positions do you have available through the match?
There are 46 categorical positions available.
- What is the deadline for accepting applications?
The deadline for completed applications is December 15th.
- How many letters of recommendation must I have?
You must have at least three (3) recommendation letters. Note: ERAS allows a maximum of four (4) LoRs to be assigned to a program.
- What are your USMLE score requirements?
Applicants must pass USMLE Step 1 on the first attempt. Most of our applicants have USMLE step I and step II scores of 220 or higher. However, we do not specifically exclude applicants based on the USMLE score as we carefully consider the entire application and encourage all interested students to submit applications to our residency programs. USMLE step 3 is not required to apply.
- What are your COMLEX score requirements?
They are the same as the USMLE score requirements. Applicants must pass COMLEX step 1 and step 2 on the first attempt.
International Medical Graduates
- Do you take International Medical Graduates into your program?
Yes we do.
- Do I have to be ECFMG certified?
Yes, you must be ECFMG certified.
- Do you sponsor or accept any visas?
Yes, we sponsor J1 visas. All applicants who match with us are responsible for all visa fees. All matched applicants must obtain a valid visa prior to intern orientation (approx. last week of June yearly). We encourage J1 visas for eligible matched applicants. We refer matched interns to the ECFMG website regarding all the necessary paperwork.
- Do you sponsor H1-b visas?
No, we only sponsor J1 visas.
- What percentage of your current academic year housestaff are IMG’s?
- Internal Medicine - Categorical = 28%
- Internal Medicine - Preliminary = 33%
- Combined Medicine/Pediatrics = 11%