Application Process & FAQs
What are the internal medicine resident training opportunities?
- Clinical Scientist - With special focus on clinical, basic or outcomes research.
- Categorical Internal Medicine - This is the traditional three-year residency leading to board certification in Internal Medicine. Our Categorical Internal Medicine residency offers excellent preparation for a career in primary care, all of the subspecialties in Internal Medicine, hospitalist medicine, medical research and medical education.
- Medicine Pediatrics - A combined four-year program leading to dual eligibility in both medicine and pediatrics.
- Preliminary Medicine - This track is designed to build the generalist competencies needed for successful careers in Radiology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology.
How do I apply?
The University of Cincinnati Department of Internal Medicine accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will begin reviewing applications in September 2013.
When should I apply?
Applications are accepted through ERAS for all residency tracks as early as September 2013. We accept applications to the Categorical, Clinical Scientist and Preliminary Residency tracks through January 2014.
Please include a Dean's Letter, two clinical letters of reference and an Internal Medicine Chairman's letter in your ERAS application package.
What are the interview dates?
IM PGY-1 Interview Dates 2013-2014
How do the Saturday and weekday interview experiences differ?
The weekday interview offers the most complete interviewing experience including morning report, lunch and slide show with the residents and one to three interviews.
The typical weekday interview process is completed by 4 p.m.
Saturday interview dates offer the applicant a limited interview schedule with the convenience of weekend dates. However, the weekend interviewing experience is limited in didactic exposure as well as exposure to our residents.
Saturday interview days typically end at 2 p.m. We encourage a weekday interview.
How large are the residency programs?
- Categorical - 22-25 PGY-1 opportunities
- Clinical Scientist - 1 PGY-1 opportunities
- Medicine Pediatrics - 7 PGY-1 opportunities
- Preliminary Medicine - 4-6 PGY-1 opportunities
Do you accept international graduates?
We are able to interview only the most exceptional candidates from non-U.S. medical schools due to the extremely competitive nature of our training programs.
In considering medical graduates for interview, our typical resident candidate will have USMLE Part I and II scores above 200 and recent clinical experience in the United States with excellent letters of reference.
Most candidates selected for interview will have graduated from medical school within the past three or four years.
International medical graduates do not have to have the ECFMG certificate or USMLE 2 to apply and interview to our program. However, the ECFMG certification process must be complete and USMLE 2 passed to be included on our match list.
International medical graduates must have passed the ECFMG Clinical Skills Exam (CSA) in the three years preceding June 2007 or the USMLE 2 Clinical Skills Exam to be eligible for the match.
We offer both the J1 and the H1B visa. International medical graduates should be aware that they must have passed USMLE 3 to be eligible for an H1B visa. USMLE Step 3 must be passed by March 1, 2014.
Who should I contact for more information?
We will promptly respond to all inquiries.