How to apply to the Internal Medicine Residency Program



At The Ohio State University, we are eager to interview highly qualified candidates for our Internal Medicine Residency Program. We accept applications only through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications will not be reviewed.

The following are required:
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Departmental letter
  • Four letters of recommendation are preferred, however three are required
  • (one of those can be your departmental letter)
  • Application within five years of graduation from medical school
  • A passing score of USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (scores over 240 are preferred)

Guidelines for international medical graduates

International medical graduates may apply to our training program via the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the ERAS. Applicants must have a valid ECFMG certificate and must be eligible for ECFMG sponsorship for the J-1 visa as an exchange visitor for the entire program. J-1 is the preferred visa. H-1B visas can be considered if the applicant is a medical student at an LCME-AOA accredited US medical school on an F-1 student visa (H-1B to begin after completion of optional practical training (OPT) year) or; if the applicant is currently on an H-1B at another institution. H-1B visas are allowed only with the approval of the OSU Graduate Medical Education office and cannot be guaranteed to any applicant.

The following are required:
  • Application within five years of graduation from medical school
  • No prior PGY-1 experience
  • A minimum of three months of US inpatient clinical experience prior to application (i.e. official inpatient externship)
  • Two letters of recommendation from US physicians familiar with your clinical skills
  • A passing score of USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (scores over 240 are preferred)

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