Eligibility and Application Process

Eligibility and Requirements
Applicant 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 must be within the last five years of the beginning date of the PGY year (July 1st) or worked in research, in the meantime.

Applicant must have successfully passed USMLE Step 1, 2, and have passed the CS and CK exam.

Applicant must be either a United States citizen or Permanent Resident ("Green Card") status. We do not sponsor visas or authorization to work permits.

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

To Apply
Please submit the following:

  • ERAS application [link to https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/]
  • Dean's letter 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 your Green Card).

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 forms. Interviews are in the mornings and include attendance at one of our morning conferences, as well as a tour in which 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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