All applications to our residency programs must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service. We will not accept applications via email or fax. Students can apply to one of three applicant tracks:

  • Medicine-Preliminary | 2980140P0 (Preliminary)

  • Internal Medicine | 2980140C0 (Categorical)

  • Internal Med/Geriatrics | 2980140C1 (Categorical)

We accept and review applications through Oct. 31. We will fill all intern positions through the National Residency Matching Program.

In addition to the dean's letter, we require three letters of recommendation. A letter from the department chair is not required.

We do not filter applicants based solely upon a minimum USMLE or COMLEX score. As a point of reference for prospective applicants, the average Step 1 USMLE and COMLEX scores for our current intern class are 229 and 541, respectively. In addition:

  • All steps must be passed on the first attempt
  • COMLEX 2 PE and/or USMLE Step 2 CK must be reported to the program by Jan. 31
    • This requirement applies to both Preliminary and Categorical applicants
  • We accept COMLEX scores but recommend submitting USMLE scores as well

The program maintains the right to review applications on an as-is basis. If your credentials do not meet the stated requirements, this is not an immediate exclusion of your application.

If you have been selected to interview, you will receive an email through ERAS. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to provide you with a status report regarding your application.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic that has affected traveling restrictions worldwide, we will be offering virtual interviews using Zoom as the platform, instead of our usual in-person meetings. We interview 200 applicants or more per year.

International applicants

Our program reviews all qualified applicants. We offer interviews to highly qualified international medical graduates who:

U.S. clinical experience - not including observerships - is recommended (ideally 12 months) and strengthens your application.

EVMS only sponsors J-1 Visas.