Frequently Asked Questions

Residency FAQs

  • What is the application process?

    All applications are received through ERAS.

  • What is the application deadline?

    The application deadlines are as per ERAS.

  • When do interviews occur?

    Interviews occur in October, November, December, and January each year.

  • What is the minimal score requirement for applications?

    The minimal score requirements are listed below. Scores in Step 1 and Step 2 cannot be combined for an average required score.

    • Categorical Internal Medicine: 225 in Step 1 and Step 2
    • Preliminary Medicine: 225 in Step 1
    • Transitional Year: 225 in Step 1
  • Can only fresh graduates apply?

    Although we have no definite cut-off period from the year of medical school graduation, applicants who have graduated in the past three years are preferred.

  • Is an ECFMG certificate needed to apply?

    International graduates do not need an ECFMG certificate in order to apply; however, they do need to be ECFMG certified prior to the end of the interviewing season, which is February 15, 2016. ECFMG certification is required for NRMP ranking.

  • What type of visa is offered by the program?

    J-1 visas are the only visas sponsored by the program.

  • Is U.S. clinical experience a requirement for applications?

    U.S. clinical experience, although preferred, is not a requirement for our programs.

  • Does the Transitional Year Residency Program participate in the NRMP match?

    Yes, the Transitional Year Residency Program participates in the NRMP match.

     
  • Does the Internal Medicine Residency Program participate in the NRMP match?

    No, the Internal Medicine Residency Program does not participate in the NRMP match.

  • Does the Preliminary Medicine Residency Program participate in the NRMP match?

    No, the Preliminary Medicine Residency Program does not participate in the NRMP match.

  • Are rejection e-mails sent to applicants?

    No, only candidates who are selected are notified by an e-mail.

     
  • Can I e-mail queries to the program?

    Due to the large volume of applications, it is difficult to address queries individually. The website should be able to provide answers for most major issues.

  • Can a doctor of osteopathy apply to the program and are USMLE scores required for consideration?

    Yes, doctors of osteopathy can apply; however, USMLE scores are required for consideration of an application.

  • Are outside electives allowed in the PGY1 level of training?

    No, outside electives are only allowed in the PGY2 or PGY3 levels.

  • How are applicants chosen for the Internal Medicine Residency Program since you do not participate in the match process?

    Applicants are selected after review by the program faculty and contacted individually.

  • Do you offer observerships?

    No, we do not offer observerships.

  • Is USMLE Step 3 required?

    No, USMLE Step 3 is not required.