Internal Medicine Application Process
How do I apply?
All applications to our residency programs must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will not accept applications via e mail or fax.
What is your application deadline?
For the 2016 Match, we will accept applications through November 1, 2015. We will fill all intern positions through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
How many Letters of Recommendation are required?
In addition to the Dean's letter, we require 3 letters of recommendation. A letter from the Department Chair is not required.
What are your USMLE/ COMLEX score requirements?
Although we do not have a "minimum score" requirement, higher USMLE scores will certainly strengthen your application. Applicants granted an interview in the 2015 match averaged 225 on USMLE Step 1. In addition:
- All steps must be passed on the first attempt
- USMLE Step 2 CK and CS scores must be reported to the program by January 31st
- We accept COMLEX scores (average 525), but we recommend submitting USMLE scores as well
How will I know if I am being considered for an interview?
We review applications on an ongoing basis through November 1st. If you have been selected to interview, you will receive an e mail through ERAS. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to provide you with a status report regarding your application.
When are your interviews?
November through Mid-January
How many people do you interview?
We average 6 interviews per day and approximately 150-160 per year.
Do you have an applicant meet and greet?
We offer a dinner with the current residents the evening before all interview dates. This is an opportunity for you and our residents to get to know each other in an informal setting. We consider this an important part of the interview process and will seek feedback on applicants from our current residents.
How long are the interview days?
Our interviews typically follow the schedule below:
7:30a Arrive at Department of Medicine
7:45a Welcome (Program Director or Associate Program Director)
8:00a Morning Report or Grand Rounds
9:15a Overview (Chair/ Vice Chair)
9:45a Chief Resident "Introduction to the Program"
10a-12p One-on-One interviews with faculty (3)
12:00p Lunch with Internal Medicine Residents
12:45p Tour of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (optional)
1:30p End of Day
Do you interview International Medical School Graduates?
We do offer interviews to highly qualified International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who meet the qualifications specified below
- USMLE scores and letters of recommendation submitted as indicated above
- US Clinical experience (not including observerships) is recommended and strengthens your application
In order to be ranked by our program, the ECFMG Certificate must be received by January 31st.
Do you have a graduation year cutoff?
We require graduation within 5 years. For the intern class of 2016, your graduation date should be no earlier than 2012.
Do you sponsor Visas?
EVMS sponsors only J-1 Visas