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Application Process

Interview Selection

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

A selection committee of faculty and chief residents reviews all potential candidates and makes decisions about who receives interview invitations. Our program is searching for candidates of all backgrounds who would be a great fit in our program. We prioritize individuals who demonstrate a track record of patient centeredness, kindness, empathy, diligence, and good communication skills.

We are participating in the ERAS supplemental application (read more about it: About the supplemental ERAS application | AAMC). This is optional for applicants, however, applicants' utilization of this application and its signal preferences is the best way to communicate a high level of interest. 

Our interview invitations go out in waves and candidates will have the opportunity to schedule their preferred date through ERAS. We notify individuals of their status in our selection process on or around December 1.

Connections to our program and the Memphis area

We gladly welcome individuals from all regions into our program. Due to the limited number of interview slots that we have and our inability to interview all qualified candidates, we would love to know if you have particular connections to the greater Memphis area and/or the State of Tennessee. Please contact our program coordinator Amanda Roberts at if you would like to inform us of any specific reasons why you are interested in our program.

Preliminary Year Internship

We do not accept applications or host interviews for our preliminary year internship. Our preliminary year positions are reserved for individuals who match into advanced PGY-2 positions in certain UTHSC programs and/or for graduates of the UTHSC College of Medicine. The advanced residency programs will communicate with their interviewees and/or applicants about the process for pursuing internship with UTHSC Internal Medicine. There is no need to apply to our program through ERAS as no positions are offered to candidates external to our institution. Our program only utilizes ERAS for applications to our categorical 3-year internal medicine program.

A complete application consists of:

  • Current Photograph
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
    • We will consider all applications in a holistic manner, without firm requirements for specific USMLE scores.
    • A score for Step 1/Part 1 is required with submission of your initial application.
    • Scores for Step 2/Part 2 are not required to be granted an interview.
    • Scores for Step 2 CK/Part 2 CE are encouraged to be available as early as possible. Passing scores are required prior to February 15 for an applicant to be considered for our rank list.
  • Minimum of three Letters of Recommendation, with one being preferentially from your Department of Medicine's chairperson or delegate
ERAS 2025 Residency Application Timeline

Application Updates

The application deadline is November 3. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for an interview.

Twenty categorical spots will be filled for the 2024 match season.

Our final wave of interviews will be sent during or before the week of November 272023. We plan to notify all applicants of their status in our program by December 1st.

IMG Requirements

Due to the large number of highly qualified applicants that we receive, only a small number of international medical graduates are granted interviews. Please understand that if you email Jaclyn Bergeron, MD directly requesting more information or expressing interest in our program, you will not receive a reply.

To be considered by our selection committee as an IMG applicant, one must have a USMLE Step 1 passing score on the first attempt (if taken after January 1, 2022) and at least a 230 on the first attempt of USMLE Step 2 CK, or at least 230 on the first attempt of both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK if Step 1 was taken prior to January 1, 2022.

In addition, we require the date of graduation from medical school to be within the last three (3) years, or that an applicant must have worked as a physician in a clinical setting for at least two years out of the last five years. We do not require USMLE Step 3 when reviewing your application. 

To be considered for ranking, applicants must submit a valid ECFMG certificate by February 15. We do not routinely sponsor J-1 Visas, and cannot sponsor H visas.

The Internal Medicine Program does not facilitate observerships or externship.

Apr 23, 2024