Applicant Requirements & Information | Internal Medicine Resident Program | MedStar Health

Applications for the 2021-22 intern class (both preliminary and categorical programs) are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Because of the large number of applications we receive, we recommend that students submit their applications as close to September 29, 2021 as possible for maximum consideration.

We will start reviewing applications and offering interviews immediately and on a rolling basis and will stop after our interview slots have been filled. For the 2021 recruitment season, we expect to interview approximately 300 applicants for our 40 categorical and 16 preliminary positions.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our interviews this season will be conducted exclusively on a virtual platform in order to minimize travel, which will allow for a safe and equitable interview season. If selected for an interview, you will need to secure access to a computer with a web camera and internet access in order to participate.

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will strongly encourage all applicants to complete a Supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information collected will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission. This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1-30.

We do not have a minimum passing score for the COMLEX or USMLE exams or any other strict application criteria, although most candidates who receive invites have scores above 230 on USMLE Step I and II. Osteopathic students are welcome to submit their COMLEX scores for consideration. As with the USMLE, we do not have a minimum passing score, but most invited candidates have scores above 500 on COMLEX Level I & II. Our program does not have an official cut off for year of graduation, but most residents have graduated within the last 5 years. We will evaluate candidates on the above merits and as a whole for their potential contribution to our residency.

Of note, our program sponsors both J1 and H1b visas for students applying to the Categorical track. For our Preliminary track we are happy to sponsor J1 visas, but we are unable to sponsor H1b visas.

Please do not call our office directly for general application questions as the office staff will direct you to this website.

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