Frequently Asked Questions

Residency FAQs

  • What is the application process?

    All applications are received through ERAS.

  • What is the application deadline?

    Transitional Year Applicants

    • Application deadline – December 1, 2018
    • Interview Dates – October 15, 2018 through January 30, 2019

    Internal Medicine Applicants

    • Application deadline – November 1, 2018
    • Interview Dates – October 15, 2018 through January 30, 2019
  • 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: 230 in Step 1 and 240 in Step 2
    • Preliminary Medicine: 230 in Step 1
    • Transitional Year: 230 in Step 1

    (First attempt is preferred)

  • Do I need to have Step 2 CS in hand by the time of application?

    Categorical Internal Medicine applicants should have passed Step 2 CS at the time of the application. Prelim and Transitional Year applicants are only required to have passed 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.

  • How many total residents are in the programs?

    Categorical Internal Medicine Program has 45 residents.
    Preliminary Medicine Program has 4 residents.
    Transitional Year Program has 8 residents.
  • 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 January 31, 2019. ECFMG certification is required for NRMP ranking.
  • Are International Medical Graduates accepted in the program?

    Yes, we do have a significant international medical graduate population in the program.
  • 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 an interview by the program faculty and are contacted individually.

  • Do you offer observerships?

    No, we do not offer observerships.

  • Is USMLE Step 3 required?

    No, USMLE Step 3 is not required.