International Medical Graduates

Thank you for your inquiry to the Internal Medicine Residency program at Parkview Medical Center. 

Parkview Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). Applications submitted by e-mail, fax, or any other delivery system will not be accepted.

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.

P.O. Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467

Parkview Medical Center is a host institution for ECFMG sponsored J-1 visas. Parkview as a facility does not sponsor visas for house staff.

Pre-requisites include:

  • Passing USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exam on the first attempt.
  • The deadline for ECFMG certification completion and submission will be no later than January 31, 2023.
  • If you have taken Step III, passing on the first attempt
  • Six to twelve months U.S. clinical experience preferred; inpatient experience preferred; observerships are considered as US experience.
  • Graduation from medical school within 4 years is preferred.
  • Must have successfully passed a standardized English Language proficiency assessment or Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine.
  • Three letters of recommendation that are an honest representation of the applicant.

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


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

Post-Interview Communication:

We appreciate your interest in Parkview's Internal Medicine Residency Program. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best of luck as they continue their medical education journey and the match coming up in March.

In order to avoid potential miscommunication, Parkview Medical Center limits post-interview communication. We hope that our interview process was a pleasant experience for you and that we answered all your questions at that time. 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.

Patricia J. Lovato, MBA
Phone: 719-584-4561