Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Parkview Medical Center. The program is ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition. NRMP match code 2050140C0. 

The Department of Internal Medicine offers TEN categorical (three year) residency training positions. With options to pursue interests in Primary Care, Hospital based and Advanced General Internal Medicine.

Parkview Medical Center participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applicants must submit their completed application in the standard format using ERAS by the deadline specified in ERAS. Applications by email, fax, or any other delivery will not be accepted.

  1. The following documents are required for the application to be considered complete: 
    1. An official school transcript
    2. Curriculum vitae (ERAS generated)
    3. Personal statement
    4. Scores for Step I and Step II of the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) -or- Level I and Level II CE of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
    5. Dean's letter of recommendation (Medical Student Performance Letter)
    6. Letters of Recommendation. We require a letter from your Chair (or designee) of the Department of Medicine. We prefer at least one other letter to be from an internal medicine faculty member who is able to assess your clinical competency and medical knowledge.
  2. Personal interviews are by invitation only and are based on the applicant's academic performance, USMLE or COMLEX scores, letter of recommendation, interests in primary care and hospital Internal Medicine and other accomplishments as detailed in the ERAS application.

Internal medical graduate applicants

  1. If you are not a United States citizen or Permanent Resident, it is Parkview Medical Center policy that you request J-1 visa sponsorship through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Please contact ECFMG for their application materials and eligibility requirements www.ecfmg.org
  2. Parkview Medical Center is a host institution for ECFMG sponsored J-1 visas. Parkview as a facility does not sponsor visas for house staff.
  3. Pre-requisites include:
    1. Passing USMLE Step I and Step II, and if you have taken it, Step III.
    2. Six to twelve months U.S. clinical experience is preferred and inpatient experience is preferred. Observerships are considered as US experience.
    3. Graduation from medical school within four years of application is preferred.
    4. Applicants are required to have successfully passed a standardized English Language proficiency assessment or Occupational English Test (OET) and to exhibit advanced proficiency during the interview process.
    5. Three letters of recommendation that are an honest representation of the applicant.

*NOTE: Observerships/Externships are not offered at Parkview Medical Center 

Interviews

Interviews are scheduled from mid-September to mid-January for candidates participating in the NRMP match. Parkview Medical Center uses the Thalamus GME interview management program. All interview logistical correspondence and scheduling will occur through the Thalamus program.

Post Interview Communication

We appreciate your interest in Parkview's Internal Medicine Residency Program.

In order to avoid potential miscommunication, Parkview Medical Center limits post-interview communication. However, if you have a specific question about the program following your interview, please contact a member of the Ambassador team. You can find their contact information in the program summary that is posted on the Thalamus site. If you need additional assistance please contact the program coordinator.