How to Apply

Application Process

Submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and applicants must register for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We do not offer observations and externship.

ERAS Application Website

Interviews start in October and continue through the end of January. We dispatch invitations to interview through ERAS. 

International medical graduates are required to complete the following:

  • Meaningful US clinical experience of at least two months
  • Strong interest in Internal Medicine
  • We sponsor J1 and H-1B visas.
  • For H-1B visa sponsorship, USMLE Step 3 results must be available by April 1.
  • ECFMG Certification is not required at the time of application but completion is required prior to the start of residency.

The Categorical and Preliminary Programs applications require completion of the following items:

  • ERAS Application
  • NRMP Registration
  • Three letters of reference
  • MSPE Letter (US Graduates)
  • Complete USMLE Step 1 before applying
  • International Medical Graduates: USMLE Parts 1 and 2 along with the clinical skills portion of ECFMG Certification
  • A score of 215 or higher on first attempt

Candidates who have graduated within the last 5 years are strongly preferred, unless they have had extensive residency and/or fellowship training and ongoing clinical responsibility.

There are 10 positions available annually in the Categorical Internal Medicine Program. The preliminary Year Program accepts up to six residents per year.

Due to the large number of applications received each year, we cannot check application statuses nor answer individual inquires.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Medical Education Department.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center