Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants must be a graduate of an LCME approved medical school in the United States or an international school recognized by the State of California.

Graduation date is preferred to have been within the last five years of the beginning date of the PGY year (July 1st), but we will consider up to 10 years.

Applicants must have successfully passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS exams.

Applicants must be either a United States citizen or permanent resident ("Green Card"). We do not sponsor visas or authorization to work permits ("EAD").

Applicants must have no prior United States residency experience in any field of medicine.

To Apply

Please submit the following:

•      ERAS application

•      Dean's letter (MSPE) and three additional letters of recommendation

•      Medical school transcripts

•      USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores, dates and number of attempts at each exam

An international medical graduate must also submit a valid ECFMG certificate and proof of permanent residency status (i.e. a copy of Green Card) if applicable or U.S. citizenship. Proof will be requested prior to the scheduling of an interview.

Interviews are required and are by invitation only from the Residency Selection Committee. Interviews will not be offered until receipt of all of the above documents. Interviews are in the mornings and include attendance at either noon conference or Grand Rounds and a tour where you can freely and privately discuss the residency with a current house officer.

For additional information, please contact:

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599

Telephone: 615.327.6277


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