Applying for Residency

Residency Program applications for the residency program are annually accepted through October for the incoming residency group who will join us the following July. Residency Program applicants must submit their information via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®), made available through the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Required Materials

  • Dean's letter (MSPE) 
  • Internal Medicine Chair's letter (may be written by a Chair's designee) 
  • At least two additional letters of reference and recommendation 
  • Medical school transcript 
  • Personal statement 
  • USMLE  or COMLEX scores

Applicant Recommendations for International Medical Graduates 

  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school or residency within the last three years. 
  • Applicants should have substantive hands-on clinical experience (not observership) of at least two months in a US academic institution. 
  • Although there is no set cutoff score, applicants should score at least 220 on USMLE Step I and 230 Step II to be competitive with our usual applicant pool OR  ____ COMLEX
  • International medical graduates must be US citizens, be permanent residents, or be eligible for J-1 visas. Our institution does not sponsor H-1 visas.  
  • Must apply via ERAS. No pre-match positions. 
  • ECFMG certification before issuance of training license. 
UNM Internal Medicine Residency Program encourages ALL interested candidates to apply.