Application Process - Internal Medicine Residency
Applications for all tracks are only accepted through ERAS. All positions are only offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
- Categorical Internal Medicine
- 1252140C0 Categorical Internal Medicine (3 years)
- 1252140C1 ABIM Research Pathway (2 years of Internal Medicine + 3-4 years Fellowship training). Supplemental Application required for this track.
- Preliminary Internal Medicine (1 year)
- 1252140P0 Preliminary Internal Medicine (1 year)
- 1252140P1 Med-Prelim/Neurology (1 year) - reserved for those who match to Neurology at the University of Maryland
- Medicine-Pediatrics (4 years)
- Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine (5 years)
- International Scholars - ONLY for candidates supported by SACM (Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission)
- 1252140C2 Categorical (3 years)
- 1252140P2 Preliminary (1 year)
The following materials must be submitted through ERAS no later than December 20. See specific instructions for each track below.
- ERAS application
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- 4 letters of recommendation, including the Chair (or designee) of the Department of Medicine. It is suggested that applicants for the Preliminary Track have at least 1 Medicine letter from either the Chair (or designee) or a Medicine faculty member.
- Medical school transcript
- USMLE Step 1
- USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS). CK scores must be received no later than January 30. If your medical school requires Step 2-CS for graduation, ensure your results return by May 1 so that the start of internship is not delayed.
- Personal statement
- Supplemental application (only required for ABIM Research Pathway, see link to supplemental application below)
For other correspondence, you can reach us at email@example.com or:
Susan D. Wolfsthal, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Department of Medicine
University of Maryland
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1595
Upon review of these materials, you will receive an email informing you if an interview has been granted. Interviews are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from late October through the middle of January.
IMPORTANT: Invitation, confirmation of your interview and other correspondence will be sent via email. After your interview, please do not send a "routine" thank you note or email. We are unable to respond to these notes. We welcome your correspondence if you have a specific question about our training program.
If you are applying to the:
- Categorical or preliminary medicine programs, please follow the above instructions.
- ABIM Research Pathway for those seeking a career as a physician scientist
- Include a letter from your research mentor as one of your 4 letters of recommendation in ERAS.
- Complete a Supplemental Application to elaborate on your research interests
- Neurology program at the University of Maryland. You can complete your preliminary medicine training either at UMMC or at another institution. Although not required, we strongly encourage you to complete both your preliminary IM year and neurology residency at UMMC. Click here for more information about the Neurology Residency. If you would like to complete your:
- Neurology and Preliminary Medicine at Maryland
- Submit 2 separate ERAS applications - one to the Med-Prelim/Neurology Program (1252140P1) and one to the Neurology Program. The Med-Prelim/Neurology Program is reserved for those matching to Neurology at Maryland and is linked through the NRMP.
- If you are invited to interview with Neurology, you will meet with the Director of the Internal Medicine Preliminary Program on the day of your Neurology interview. she will review your first year curriculum and other features of your prelim year.
- You do not need a formal interview on a separate day with the Department of Medicine. Your interview with Neurology counts for both your Neurology and Preliminary IM applications.
- Neurology at Maryland and Preliminary IM at another institution
- Submit only 1 ERAS application to the Neurology program.
- If invited, you will only interview with the Department of Neurology.
- Preliminary IM at Maryland and Neurology at another institution
- Submit 1 ERAS application to Preliminary Internal Medicine.
- If invited for the Preliminary IM program, you will interview with the Department of Medicine.
- Neurology and Preliminary Medicine at Maryland
- International Scholars tracks (categorical or preliminary)
- SACM only
- Only candidates supported by SACM (Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission) are eligible for these tracks. All others will be rejected.
- Include all items in ERAS application as listed above.
- Send a PDF documenting your SACM support through ERAS. No interviews will be granted without this verification.
- Med-Peds program: Please follow the instructions under Med-Peds.
- EMIM program: Please follow the instructions under EMIM.
- Preliminary medicine program at Mercy Medical Center (our community affiliate), you must send them a separate ERAS application. See Mercy Medical Center for more information.
Visa requirements, international graduates and osteopathic students
The University of Maryland Medical Center only accepts a J-1 visa for residency training.
- H1B and F1 visas are not accepted.
- Sponsorship guidelines require all applicants accepted into the program to convert to a J1 visa prior to starting their training with UMMC.
If you are an International Medical Graduate, please note the following requirements. Further information about visas is available on our GME web site.
- You may apply to the categorical or preliminary track. Do not apply for the International Scholars track. This is only for candidates sponsored by SACM (Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission). All others will be rejected.
- Valid ECFMG certificate, including successful completion of the CSA. The ECFMG certificate must be secured prior to June 1.
- The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) adheres to the standards and guidelines for the employment of non-immigrants as established by federal immigration laws and the U.S. Department of Labor. UMMC will hire only U.S. citizens and non-citizens who are authorized for employment. Non-immigrant alien residents or fellows will be sponsored under the J-1 visas program. H-1B and F1 visas are not considered appropriate visas for residents or fellows.
- Completion of a minimum of 4 months of active clinical experience in a US or Canadian medical school prior to September. Clinical observerships do not fulfill this requirement.
- Although specific minimum USMLE scores are not required for the residency program, it is highly desirable to have USMLE scores over 225 (step 1) and 235 (step 2) for all applicants. Applicants who have failed any USMLE step will not be granted interviews.
If you are an Osteopathic Medical Student, we require USMLE Step 1 scores to be considered for an interview. USMLE Step 2 CK scores must transmitted to ERAS no later than January 30. COMLEX alone does not meet this requirement.
For applicants with questions about disabilities and similar issues, please see the GME Technical Standards Policy.