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100+ Internal Medicine IMG friendly programs 😍

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Very excited to have put together 100+ IMG friendly program!! 🎉

After the very successful IMG Event, here comes IMG Efforts. In this profession of helping and healing mankind, we would like to begin by strengthening our own comrades. We are dedicating it to all those who find themselves stuck in their journey due to lack of accessible and free resources. This is one of many posts in the spirit of helping each other.


We have gathered all the data and made this post to help you search for IMG friendly residency programs offering Internal Medicine in the USA.



The post includes:


1. State wise list of Internal Medicine Residency Programs


2. Application requirements


3. Contact Information



MICHIGAN(13)



1. St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Program--

Program Director: Patricia L McNally, MD

E-mail: patricia.mcnally@stjoeshealth.org

USMLE SCORE: Step 1 >220, Step 2 >230

YSG(Years since graduation): 3 years or less

USCE:Preferable not mandatory

VISA:J1 Visa, with the sponsorship through ECFMG.

Link: Internal Medicine Residency | St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Link to IM Residency program blog: St. Joseph Mercy - IM/TY Residency Blog | Our Residents, Our Family, Being Remarkable

2.Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University Program

Program Director: Odaliz E Abreu Lanfranco, MD

Link: Internal Medicine Residency | Henry Ford Hospital

USMLE SCORE:Their current intern class average USMLE scores is Step 1-236 and Step 2-245.

VISA:They sponsor a J1 visa for those applicants needing visa sponsorship. Do not sponsor an H1b visa.

YSG:Medical school graduation should be no more than 3 years ago.



3.Henry Ford Allegiance Health Program---

Program Director: Vivek Kak, MD

E-mail: vkak1@hfhs.org

Link: Internal Medicine Residency | Henry Ford Allegiance Health

USMLE SCORE:No minimum cutoff

VISA:They do not sponsor H1B visas.

LORs: 3-4

4.Wayne State University School of Medicine Program---

Program Director: Sarwan Kumar, MD

Link: https://intmed.med.wayne.edu/application

USMLE SCORE: Must pass Step 1 and Step 2.

USCE:Preferable 2-3 months

YSG: <5 years(but < 2-3 years preferred)


5.Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Program---

Program Director: Jarrett J Weinberger, MD

E-mail: jaweinbe@med.wayne.edu

Website : https://intmed.med.wayne.edu/application

USMLE Score : No USMLE score cut-off but pass on first attempt

USCE : 2-3 months preferred

VISA: Only sponsors J1 Visa

YSG < 5 Years (but < 2-3 years preferred)


6.Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai Grace) Program---

Program Director: Siddique Mohamed Sayeedur Rahman, MD

E-mail: lndjipa@dmc.org

Website : http://www.sgintmed.org

USMLE Score : Require at least 220 on both Step 1 and Step 2

VISA:They sponsor a J1 visa for applicants needing visa sponsorship. Do not sponsor an H1b visa.

YSG < 5 years required



7.Michigan State University Program / Sparrow Hospital--

Program Director: supratik rayamajhi, MD

E-mail : supratik.rayamajhi@hc.msu.edu

Website : http://www.im.msu.edu

USMLE Score : Require at least 200 on both Step 1 and Step 2

VISA: They sponsor a J1 visa for applicants needing visa sponsorship. Do not sponsor an H1b visa.


8.Michigan State University Program / Spectrum Health--

Program Director: TaLawnda L Bragg MD

E-mail : imcoordinators@spectrumhealth.org

Website : https://www.spectrumhealth.org/medicaleducation

USMLE Score : Require at least 210 on both Step 1 and Step 2

VISA: They sponsor a J1 visa for applicants needing visa sponsorship. Do not sponsor an H1b visa.


9.St Mary Mercy Hospital Program---

Program Director: David Steinberger, MD

E-mail: dsteinberger@ipcmd.com

Website : https://www.stjoeshealth.org/graduate-medical-education/st-mary-mercy-livonia/internal-medicine/

USMLE SCORES : Step 1 and 2 Pass (priority given to pass on first attempt)

YSG: < 3 Years

USCE: Desirable (not mandatory)

VISA:Only Sponsors J1 visa


10.Central Michigan University College of Medicine Program---

Program Director: Nicholas E Haddad, MD

E-mail: cmedim@cmich.edu

Website : https://med.cmich.edu/internalmedicine

USMLE Score : Require at least 220 on both Step 1 and Step 2

VISA: They sponsor a J1 visa. Do not sponsor an H1b visa.

YSG: < 3 years


11.Ascension St John Hospital Program---

Program Director: Raymond C Hilu, MD

E-mail: simon.alrihani@ascension.org

Website : https://medicaleducationsjp.com

USMLE Score : not mentioned

VISA: They sponsor a J1 and H1B visa


12.Ascension Providence/MSUCHM Program---

Program Director: Robert E Bloom, MD

E-mail : samira.ahsan@ascension.org

Website : http://www.aphinternalmedicine.org

USMLE Score : Require at least 210 on both Step 1 and Step 2

VISA: They sponsor a J1 visa . Do not sponsor an H1b visa.

YSG < 5 years


13.Beaumont Health (Royal Oak) Program--

Program Director: Sandor H Shoichet, MD


Email- sandor.shoichet@beaumont.edu

Website : https://www.beaumont.edu/graduate-medical-education/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency/royal-oak

USMLE Score : Require at least 220 on both Step 1 and Step 2

VISA:They sponsor a J1 and H1B visa for applicants needing visa sponsorship.

YSG: No graduation date cut-off

USCE : not mandatory (but preferred / Observerships not considered USCE)





ILLINOIS(13)





1. Mercy Health GME Consortium Program--

Program Director: Harry L Ginsberg, M

Link:https://mercyhealthsystem.org/program/mercyhealth-internal-medicine-residency-program/how-to-apply/

USMLE SCORES:Pass on first attempt in USMLE Step 1 and step2CK, Step 2 CK>229

US Citizens and Green Card holder status strongly preferred

VISA: visas are considered on a case by case basis.

YSG: <5 years



2.Cook County Health and Hospitals System --

Program Director: Christine Acob, MD

Link:https://www.cookcountyim.org/how-to-apply.html

USCE: While it is not required, it can be a positive attribute for your application

LOR’S: Three letters in addition to a dean’s letter.

VISA: They sponsor both J-1 and H-1b visas. Completion of the USMLE Step 3 is required for the H-1b visa, as well as for securing a valid Illinois Temporary license in the State of Illinois.

YSG < 5 years


3.Loyola Medicine MacNeal Hospital Program--

Program Director: Sindhu Joseph, MD

E-mail:sindhu.joseph@lumc.edu

Link: https://macnealhospital.org/health-professionals/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency/how-to-apply

USMLE SCORES: A minimum USMLE Step 1 score of 220 , minimum USMLE Step 2 CK score of 230 on the first attempt.

For IMG'S preference will be given to candidates who have passed USMLE Step 3 on the first attempt.

USCE: U.S.C.E is not a requirement, but is highly encouraged.

LOR’S: Three letters of recommendation are required.

must have ECFMG certification by 12/21/2021

VISA: accepts J1 visa applicants. The residency program does not sponsor H1 visas


4.Presence Saint Francis Hospital Program--

Program Director: Harvey J Friedman, MD

E-mail: harvey.friedman@amitahealth.org

Link: itahealth.org/for-healthcare-professionals/medical-residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-saint-francis-hospital-evanston/how-to-apply

USMLE SCORES: Ideally USMLE scores of 220 or above on Step 1 and Step 2, however applicants with lower scores will be considered if they have other special attributes.

USCE: clinical experience in the United States is not mandatory.

VISA:They sponsor H-1 and J-1 visas.

YSG:< 5 years

Other contact info:

Residency Coordinator

Kathie Kafka

847.316.6228

Mail:Katherine.Kafka@AMITAhealth.org


5.Presence Saint Joseph Hospital (Chicago) Program—

Program Director: Shyam Chalise, MD

E-mail: shyam.chalise@presencehealth.org

Link:https://www.amitahealth.org/for-healthcare-professionals/medical-residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-saint-joseph-hospital-chicago/how-to-apply

USMLE SCORES:at least 240 on USMLE Step I and Step II, with no more than one attempt for each exam including the passing attempt.

USCE:USCEis not a requirement.

LOR’S:Three letters of recommendation

VISA: sponsor H1b and J1 visas.

YSG:<5 years


6.Carle Foundation Hospital Program--

Program Director: James S Kumar, MD, MS

E-mail: imrp@carle.com

Link: https://carle.org/for-providers/residencies-and-fellowships/Champaign-Urbana/Internal-Medicine

USMLE SCORES:passed the USMLE exams with no failures

USCE:U.S. clinical experience required, e.g. clinical observership or externship

LOR’S:At least three letters of recommendation (waived letters)

Document at least 4 weeks of psychiatry rotation(s) in medical school

YSG:<4years


7.Advocate Health Care (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center) Program—

Program Director: Mohammed Samee, MD

E-mail: mohammed.samee2@advocatehealth.com

Link:https://www.advocatehealth.com/education/residency-opportunities/advocate-illinois-masonic-medical-center/residency/internal-medicine/application

USMLE SCORES: prefer a score of 225 or above on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 on first attempt.

USCE:Candidates should have at least one year of US clinical experience.

VISA: They sponsor only J-1 visas.

YSG:< 5 years

More contact info:Phone: 773.296.7378

Fax: 773.296.7486

E-mail: IMMC-InternalMedicineResidency@advocatehealth.com


8.Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Program

Program Director: Vidya Puthenveetil, MD

Link:https://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/academics/chicago-medical-school/offices/academic-affairs/graduate-medical-education-gme/residency-and-fellowship-programs/lovell-fhcc/how-to-apply/

USMLE SCORES:Step 1 score – at least 205 on first attempt, Step 2 CK score – score of at least 205 on first attempt

USCE: Required. Prefer this to be hands-on patient care, though observerships and research are acceptable.

LOR’S:At least one letter of recommendation must be from a U.S. clinical experience.

VISA: Preference will be given to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

For those who require a training visa, they sponsor only the J1 visa.

YSG:Graduates must have ECFMG certification on file prior to rank order submission. Current students do not need to be ECFMG-certified by the rank order date though they must obtain their certificate prior to July 1


9.Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science/ Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital Program—


Program director: Maryna Shayuk, MD

E-mail: mshayuk@nm.org

Link:https://mchenryresidency.nm.org/how-to-apply.html

USMLE SCORES:Step 1>220, STEP 2>230

USCE: They prefer hands‐on patient care, though observerships and research are acceptable. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a USCE

LOR’S:3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: They sponsor J‐1 Visas ONLY


10.Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago Program—

Program Director: Larissa Verda, MD, PhD

E-mail: larissa.verda@sinai.org

Other contact info: Trina Coleman, GME Manager, or Elanda Mayweather, Senior Program Coordinator, at (773) 257-5020 or trina.coleman@sinai.org and elanda.mayweather@sinai.org

Link: https://www.sinaichicago.org/en/students-residents/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency/

USMLE SCORES: They do not have specific USMLE score requirements; however, score >225 makes your application competitive.

USCE: They do not require you to have prior US Clinical Experience

LOR’S: Three Letters of Recommendation and/or Dean’s Letter

YSG:<5 years


11.Southern Illinois University Program-

Program Director: Andrew J Varney, MD

E-mail: avarney@siumed.edu

LINK: https://www.siumed.edu/im/internal-medicine-residency-application

USMLE SCORES: USMLE Steps 1 and 2 passing scores on first attempts are preferred. Average scores of those matched into their program are typically 229 (Step 1) and 237 (Step 2).

USCE: desired but not required.

LOR’S:Three letters of recommendation (at least two from faculty at your medical school) and dean’s letter.

VISA: only J1 visa, no H1B VISA

YSG: <3 years


12.University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center Program--

Program Director: Armand Krikorian, MD

E-mail: armand.krikorian@advocatehealth.com

Other contact info: Email: Lisa.Lawrence-Harris@aah.org,

Telephone: 708-684-5673, Fax: 708-684-2500

LINK:https://www.advocatehealth.com/education/residency-opportunities/advocate-christ-medical-center/uic-advocate-christ-internal-medicine-residency-program/

USMLE SCORES: Successfully passing USMLE Step I and Step II ,does not have to be completed by the time of the initial application submission.

USCE:3 months of supervised U.S. clinical experience preferred.

LOR’S: 2 LOR'S required.

VISA: Only J-1 visas are sponsored


13.University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Program—

Program Director: Teresa J Lynch, MD

LINK:https://peoria.medicine.uic.edu/internal-med-residency/applicant-information/

The application in its entirety must be received by Nov. 1

USCE: U.S.C.E. required to strengthen an application. Observerships alone do not suffice

LOR’S: LOR from 3 faculty members (preferred) or at minimum 1 chair letter/standard letter of evaluation and 1 letter of reference from a faculty member

LOR are NOT required to be from a U.S. source

VISA: They sponsor both H-1B and J-1 visas (for categorical program), H-1B sponsorship requires the applicant have passed their USMLE Step 3 exam by the date on which the program submits the NRMP rank list

YSG: graduated medical school within previous 5 years OR finished residency training within the last 2 years


VIRGINIA (1)




1.Eastern Virginia Medical School Program---


Program Director: Benjamin M Goodman, III, MD

Contact: 757.446.8920

Link: https://www.evms.edu/internal_medicine/residencies/internal_medicine_residency/application_process/

USMLE SCORES: the average Step 1 USMLE is 229, although they don’t filter based solely upon a minimum USMLE scores. All steps must be passed on the first attempt. USMLE Step 2 CK must be reported to the program by Jan. 31. This requirement applies to both Preliminary and Categorical applicants

USCE:U.S. clinical experience - not including observerships - is recommended (ideally 12 months) and strengthens your application.

LOR’S:In addition to the dean's letter, they require three letters of recommendation. A letter from the department chair is not required.

VISA:They only sponsor J-1 Visas.

YSG: <5 years



OHIO(11)



1. Akron General Medical Center/NEOMED Program-

Program Director: Amit Diwakar,MD and Joseph A. Finocchio, MD

Email Id:diwakaa@ccf.org

USMLE SCORE:

Step 1 & 2 : Minimum 1st pass rate or satisfactory scores.

VISA:H1-B and J-1

YOG:<5 years

LOR’s: 3

Applicant must be ECFMG certified before NRMP Rank Order List deadline.

link:Internal Medicine Residency Program | Akron General (clevelandclinic.org)


2. Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program - 1968140C0---

Program Director: Craig D Nielsen MD

E-mail : imrpresidencyrecruitment@ccf.org

YSG: < 5 years

USMLE scores:Must pass STEP 1&2

Visa:Sponsor H1B or J1 visas. If requesting an H1B visa, Step 3 must be taken before Match Day with results received no later than April 15. Step 3 is not required for a J1 visa.

USCE:While applicants with US clinical experience are preferred, this may not always be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Link:Internal Medicine Residency Application | Cleveland Clinic


3.Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program/Fairview Hospital - 3187140C0-

Program Director: Mohammed Al-Jaghbeer MD

E-mail: bailesd@ccf.org

Website ; https://my.clevelandclinic.org/locations/fairview-hospital/about/residency/internal-med-program

YSG: < 5 years (Any gaps in training or medical school should have an accompanying explanation.)

USMLE scores:Must score at least 235 on STEP 1 and STEP 2 CK

Visa:Sponsor H1B or J1 visas. If requesting an H1B visa, Step 3 must be taken before Match Day with results received no later than April 30. Step 3 is not required for a J1 visa.

USCE:While applicants with US clinical experience are preferred, this may not always be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


4.Mercy St Vincent Medical Center/Mercy Health Partners Program—

Program Director: Vijay Mahajan, MD

YOG: No cut-off date for medical school graduation, but preferred within the last 5 years

LOR’s: Two or more letters of recommendation and one SLOE (Standard Letter of Evaluation).

USCE:Must have US health care experience

VISA: J-1 Visa and H-1B Visa. H-1B Visas are preferred and offered on a on a very limited basis to exceptional candidates only.

link:https://mercymedicalresidency.org/wp/index.php/internal-medicine/internal-medicine-application/



5.OhioHealth/Riverside Methodist Hospital Program—

Program Director: Thomas J Boes, MD

YOG:Recent graduates and/or <2 years

USMLE score:Applicants who pass on first attempt are given preference

VISA: J-1 is offered

link:https://www.ohiohealth.com/medical-education/how-to-apply/how-to-apply-to-riverside-methodist


6.St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital/NEOMED Program—

Program Director: Thomas P Marnejon, DO

E-mail: thomas_marnejon@mercy.com

VISA:accept J-1 visas and sponsor H-1B visas on a limited basis

YSG: <5YRS

USMLE SCORE: no cut-off marks

USCE: prefer, but do not require previous US experience.

Link:https://www.mercy.com/about-us/careers/graduate-medical-education/locations/youngstown/internal-medicine-residency-at-st-elizabeth-youngstown-hospital/how-to-apply


7.Canton Medical Education Foundation/NEOMED Program—

Program Director: Jennifer Bolyard, MD

E-mail: jennifer.bolyard@aultman.com

USMLE SCORES:give preference to applicants with passing scores on the first attempt on ALL steps

USCE:prefer candidates with US clinical experience but we do not require it. Clinical research experience is given due consideration and may strengthen your application.

LOR’S:require 3 Letters of Recommendation.

VISA: Both J1 and H1b

YSG:no absolute cut-off date for graduation. However, applicant's experience since graduation will be carefully reviewed.

link:http://www.cmefonline.com/eligibility--selection-policy.html


8.Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Program--

Program Director: Barry Brook, MD

USMLE SCORES: Preference is given to applicants who have USMLE (Parts I and 2-CK) scores in the vicinity of 225 or above.

USCE:Preference is given to applicants who have had direct (“hands on”) inpatient clinical experience in a teaching hospital in the United States

LOR’S:

VISA: J1 visa is offered

YSG: <2 years

link:https://www.mercy.com/about-us/careers/graduate-medical-education/locations/cincinnati/internal-medicine-residency-at-the-jewish-hospital/how-to-apply


9.St Vincent Charity Medical Center Program-

Program Director: Keyvan Ravakhah, MD, MBA

E-mail: keyvan.ravakhah@stvincentcharity.com

USMLE SCORES: prefers candidates that have passed each step of the USMLE on the first attempt with scores that meet or exceed the average score of 225.

USCE:prefers candidates with clinical experience in a United States healthcare system, but it is not a requirement.

LOR’S: 3 LOR’s

VISA: Both J1 and H1b visas

YSG: <2 years

link:https://www.stvincentcharity.com/education-research/internal-medicine-residency/application-process/


10.TriHealth (Good Samaritan Hospital) Program—

Program Director: Scott R Friedstrom, MD

E-mail: scott_friedstrom@trihealth.com

USMLE SCORES:

USCE:Minimum of 3 months of US clinical experience (not observerships)

LOR’S:3 LOR’s

VISA: Only J1 Visas are considered


YSG:Graduation from medical school within the last year only

link:https://www.trihealth.com/research-and-education/education/graduate-medical-education/general-surgery-residency/application-process


11.Western Reserve Health Education/NEOMED Program—

Program Director: Munir Shah, MD

E-mail: munir.shah@stewart.org

USMLE SCORES: <220 for USMLE Step 1 & CK; No attempts accepted.

USCE: Not mentioned

LOR’S: 3 LOR

VISA: J1 & H1B visas only

YSG: <2 years

LINK: https://www.trumbullregional.org/page/internal-medicine-residency




NEW YORK(34)



1.Rochester General Hospital Program--

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Nagesh Jadhav, MD

EMAIL: InternalMedicine@RochesterRegional.org

LINK: https://residency.rochesterregional.org/rgh-internal/

USMLE Score: Step 1 (minimum score 220), and Step 2 CK (minimum score 225), ECFMG certification required

YEARS SINCE GRADUATION: Not Specified

LORs: 3 Letters of recommendations & Dean’s letter

VISA: Sponsorship of J1 and H1 VISAS will be subject to current immigration regulations. If the applicant qualifies for an H1B VISA, but the program is unable to secure the VISA in time for the program start date, the applicant must be willing to accept a J1 VISA.

USCE: Not mandatory to apply

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: November 19, 2021

NOTE: The program deviates from this criteria only for applicants referred by faculty or house staff based on personal knowledge of the applicant’s clinical skills and judgment.


2.Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital (Rochester) Program:


PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Khalid Abdel Gadir, MD

E-MAIL:Jennifer.Reis@rochesterregional.org (Program Coordinator: Jennifer Reis)

LINK: https://residency.rochesterregional.org/unity-internal/

USMLE SCORES: To be considered for H1 visa sponsorship, you must have a passing USMLE Step 3 result by “Match Day”. No cut-off Scores. Do not require ECFMG certification at the time of interview, but certification must be obtained before starting Residency.

YSG: <5 years

LORs: 3 letters of recommendation, including one from your Chairperson in Medicine. If he/she is not available, you may use an alternate.

USCE: Required (duration - not specified)

VISA: Sponsor J1 and H1-B visas

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: December 31, 2021

NOTE: We do not require ECFMG certification at the time of interview, but certification must be obtained before starting Residency.


3.Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program---

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Andrew Gutwein, MD, FACP

E-MAIL: Andrew.Gutwein@nychhc.org

LINK:https://jacobimed.org/#section_eb195886

USMLE SCORES: Step 1- no cut off, Step 2 CK>240 (all exams must be passed on the first attempt).

YSG: Not specified

LORs: 3-4 letters of recommendation

USCE: Not Specified

VISA: Sponsor both J1 and H1B visas. Please note however, that applicants with H-1 visas must pass USMLE Step 3 prior to Match Day or we will need to apply for a J1 visa to ensure an on time residency start.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all documents are uploaded to ERAS. Program suggests that you get all required documents to ERAS as soon as possible in order to ensure that your file is reviewed as early in the season as possible.


4.Westchester Medical Center Program--

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Leanne Forman, MD

E-MAIL: austin.charnis@wmchealth.org (Residency coordinator: Austin Charnis)

LINK: https://www.westchestermedicalcenter.org/medicine

USMLE SCORES: USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 must be passed in order to be considered. Step 2 results can be pending at the time of interview but must have a passing score in order to be ranked.No cut-off specified.

YSG: Prefer < 5 years, However, an applicant involved in a post-graduate clinical environment will be considered.

LORs: 3

USCE: Not specified

VISA: Westchester Medical Center will sponsor J-1 visas. If needed, applicants can obtain Exchange Visitor Sponsorship through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to acquire a J-1 visa. If you are planning to apply for an H-1B visa, please contact them prior to applying to the program. Step 3 is strongly encouraged for applicants applying from abroad. Anyone applying for an H-1B visa MUST have taken and passed Step 3 of the USMLE or COMLEX by the NRMP rank order list deadline.


5.Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Staten Island University Hospital Program--

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Suzanne Elia El-Sayegh, MD

E-MAIL: Jhalverson@northwell.edu

LINK: https://professionals.northwell.edu/graduate-medical-education/residency-internal-medicine-staten-island-university-hospital

USMLE SCORES: No cut-offs, but generally look for candidates whose scores are at least "average." For example, a USMLE score of 226 is usually about the average mark for any given year. Candidates should have passed all exams on the first attempt.

YSG: Prefers <2 years, but those candidates that have completed medical school or another form of training & are currently in full-time clinical practice are also eligible for application.

USCE: Not compulsory, but favorable to have the experience.

LORs: 3 letters of recommendations

VISA: J1 & H1B sponsored.. Applicants with H1b visas are considered on a case-by-case basis.


6.Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Lenox Hill Hospital Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Ethan Daniel Fried, MD

E-MAIL: jcoleman@northwell.edu

LINK: https://professionals.northwell.edu/graduate-medical-education/residency-internal-medicine-lenox-hill-hospital

USMLE SCORES:USMLE Medical Knowledge Steps 1 and/or 2 scores above 220 on the first attempt

YSG: < 3 years preferred

USCE: Preferred

LORs: 3

VISA: J1 sponsored


7.University at Buffalo (Catholic Health System-Sisters of Charity) Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Stephen G. Chrzanowski, M.D

E-MAIL: ymcphaildoll@chsbuffalo.org

LINK: https://www.chsbuffalo.org/education/medical-students-residents/internal-medicine-training-program

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 & Step 2 CK > 215

YSG: < 5 years

USCE: Preferred

LORs: Provide 3 recommendation letters, one of which must be from the Dean of your medical school

VISA: Sponsor J1 visas


8.University at Buffalo Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Michael J. Aronica MD, MSc.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Nathali Head

E-MAIL: nathalih@buffalo.edu (Program Coordinator) for more information about the program;

aronica@buffalo.edu (Program Director)

LINK: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/medicine/education/internal-medicine/apply.html

USMLE SCORES: Not specified

YSG: < 3 Years

USCE: Not specified

LORs: 3

VISA: Accept J-1 visa sponsorship only.


9.Harlem Hospital Center Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Raji Ayinla, MD, FCCP, FAAC, FACP

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Beverly Olivier

EMAIL: beverly.olivier@nychhc.org (Program coordinator) for more information about the program

raji.ayinla@nychhc.org (program director)

LINK: https://www.cumc.columbia.edu/harlem-hospital/residency-programs/internal-medicine

USMLE SCORES: MUST have passed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK on the first attempt

YSG: < 5 Years

USCE: Not compulsory

LORs: 3

VISA: Applicants who are not US Citizens or Green Card holders will also need to be eligible for a J-1 visa.


10.Maimonides Medical Center Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Lawrence B Wolf, MD

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Harriet James-Johnson

EMAIL: hjjohnson@maimonidesmed.org (program coordinator for more information about the program)

lwolf@maimonidesmed.org (program director)

LINK: https://maimo.org/medical-education/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency/

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 & Step 2 CK >200

YSG: < 5 years preferred

USCE: Preferred

LORs: 3

VISA: Sponsor J1 & H1B


11.Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Wakefield Campus) Program


PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Grace R. Kajita, M.D.

EMAIL: imwakefieldresidency@montefiore.org

LINK: https://einsteinmed.org/departments/medicine/education/residency/wakefield-internal-medicine/

USMLE SCORES: There is no strict cut-off, but prefer Step 1 & Step 2CK of >230

YSG: < 8 years

USCE: Preferred

LORs: 3

VISA: Sponsor J1 and H1b visas; an H1b requires a passing score on USMLE Step 3 by December 31.


12.Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New Rochelle) Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Stephen Jesmajian, MD

EMAIL: MNRHmedicine@montefiore.org

LINK: https://www.montefiorehealthsystem.org/body.cfm?id=88

USMLE SCORES: Seek candidates who have scores at least in the mid-230’s and above on both parts. Although occasional exceptions can be made, it is unusual for the program to review any candidate who has United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) scores less than 230 or any failed attempts.

YSG: < 8 years

USCE: Not compulsory

LORs: 3

VISA: Consider and accept candidates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents as well as those who need J1 and H1B Visas.


13.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly St.Luke’s) and Mount Sinai

West (formerly Roosevelt) Internal Medicine Residency Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: John A Andrilli, MD

EMAIL: john.andrilli@mountsinai.org

LINK: SLRMEDRESINFO@mountsinai.org

USMLE SCORES: Do not have minimum score requirements for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), but typically candidates who match with them have a score above 240. Only applicants who cleared the USMLE first attempt will be considered.

YSG: <10 years

USCE: Not required

LORs:Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which is written by faculty from the applicant's home institution's Department of Medicine

VISA: Sponsor J1 and H1b visas. Applicants must have Step 3 before the Match Day for the H1b visa.


14.Albany Medical Center Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Raymond P Smith, MD

EMAIL: imresidency@amc.edu

LINK: https://www.amc.edu/academic/gme/programs/InternalMedicine/internal-medicine.cfm

USMLE SCORES: USMLE or Comlex scores at or above the 40th percentile for each Part 1 and Part 2

YSG: <5 years

USCE: 3 months

LORs: 3 current letters of recommendation, including one from the department of medicine

VISA: Sponsor J1

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31


15.Nassau University Medical Center Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prachi Anand, MD, FACP

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Susan Bunting

EMAIL: sbunting@numc.edu (contact program coordinator for more information about the program)

panand@numc.edu (program director)

WEBSITE : https://www.numc.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/residency-fellowship-programs/internal-medicine/

USMLE SCORES: pass on STEP 1 and 2CK

USCE: No mention

LOR’S: No mention

VISA: J1 (Only J1 is mentioned on their website)

YSG : No mention


16.BronxCare Health System Program

Program Director: Sridhar S Chilimuri, MD

Link: https://www.bronxcaremedicine.org/how-to-apply

Email: chilimuri@bronxcare.org

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 and 2 required. Minimum score is 245 for both

USCE: Not required

LOR’S: 3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: Sponsors J-1 and H-1B visa

YSG: 5 years or less


17.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NYC Health and Hospitals/Queens) Program--


Program Director: Debra J Brennessel, MD

Email: brennesd@nychhc.org

USMLE SCORES: At least 245 on both STEP 1 and 2CK + STEP 2CS on first attempt

USCE: Not required

LOR’S: 3 required

VISA: Both J1 and H1B sponsorship

YSG < 5 Years


18.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Bronx)

Program Director:Miroslav Radulovic MD

Email: miroslav.radulovic@va.gov

USMLE SCORES: Pass but no specific score mentioned

USCE: No mention

LOR’S: 2 from faculty members + Dean’s letter + 1 LOR from Department of Medicine

VISA: No mention (but most likely Both J1 and H1B)

YSG No mention


19.Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Program--

Director:Nehad Shabarek, MD

Email: nehad.shabarek@nychhc.org

Website : https://linmed.org/how-to-apply/

USMLE SCORES: At least 235 on both step 1 and 2 CK

USCE: Not required

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Only J1 Visa

YSG < 7 Years


20.Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Program—

Program Director: Conrad Fischer, MD

Email: cfischer@bhmcny.org

Link: https://www.brookdalehospital.org/internal-medicine-residency.html

USMLE SCORES:Candidates with scores of 80 and above on Steps One and Two with results from FIRST ATTEMPTS at these examinations will be strongly considered

USCE:U.S. Clinical experience is preferred (not excluding externship or observership)

LOR’S: 3

VISA: The Hospital does sponsor H1 and J1 visas


21.Brooklyn Hospital Center Program--

Program Director: Viswanath Vasudevan, MD

Email: vvasudevan@tbh.org

Link: https://www.tbh.org/professional-medical-education/graduate-medical-education/internal-medicine

USMLE SCORES:USMLE 1 and 2 scores (average 230s)

USCE: No Mention

LOR’S: 3

VISA: No Mention

YSG No mention


22.Coney Island Hospital Program---

Program Director: Steven Siegel, MD

Email: steven.siegel@nychhc.org / Coordinator : Jamie.vigliotti@nychhc.org

Link: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/coneyisland/internal-medicine-residency-programs/

NO DETAILS ON THE WEBSITE NOR ON FREIDA


23.New York Medical College (Metropolitan) Program—

Program Director: Shobhana A Chaudhari, MD

Email: shobhana_chaudhari@nymc.edu

Link: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/metropolitan/

USMLE SCORES: Step 2 minimum score 200

LOR’S: 3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: J-1 sponsorship only


24.New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program—

Program Director: Kirana Gudi, MD

Email: kig2001@med.cornell.edu

Link: https://medicine.weill.cornell.edu/education/residency

USMLE SCORES:There is no specific board score requirement.

USCE: Authentic clinical experience for a minimum of two months in a U.S. hospital.

LOR’S: At least 2

VISA: Does not sponsor H-1B visas. We accept J-1 visas only

YSG: There is no specific minimum graduation year


25.SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program---

Program Director: Samy I McFarlane, MD, MPH, MBA

Email: samy.mcfarlane@downstate.edu

Link: https://www.downstate.edu/medicine/

USMLE SCORES: 225+ Step 1 / 235+ Step 2CK

USCE: No mention

LOR’S: 3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: J-1 sponsorship only

YSG No mention


26.SUNY Upstate Medical University Program-

Program Director: Stephen J Knohl, MD

Email: knohls@upstate.edu

Link: https://www.upstate.edu/medresidency/

USMLE SCORES:1st-attempt passing score on Step 1 and 1st-attempt passing score on Step 2CK.

LOR’S: At least 3


27.Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center Program----

Program Director: Michael Malone, MD

Link: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/woodhull/internal-medicine-residency-program/

E-mail: malonem2@nychhc.org

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 and Step 2 minimum score of 220

LOR’S: 3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: Sponsors J-1 only

YSG: 5 years or less


28.Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Program--

Program Director: Pramila Bhat, MD

E-mail: tmir@wyckoffhospital.org

Link: ​​https://whmcny.org/departments/clinical/internal-medicine

NO DETAILS ON FREIDA OR ON THE WEBSITE


29.Bassett Medical Center Program--

Program Director: James T Dalton, MD

Link: https://www.bassett.org/medical-education/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-program

No other details


30.Health Quest Program--

Program Director: Susan E Collins, MD

Link: https://learning.nuvancehealth.org/residency-programs/internal-medicine/

USMLE SCORES: Not specified

LOR’S: 3


31.New York-Presbyterian/Queens Program---

Program Director: Ellen Cohen, MD E-mail: elc9091@nyp.org

Link: https://www.nyp.org/queens/graduate-medical-education/internal-medicine

USMLE SCORES:A score of 225 and above on Step 1, 230 and above on Step 2, 1st attempt and passing Step 2 CS on the 1st attempt.

USCE:One year of USCE preferred

LOR’S: 3, 1 must be IM

YEARS SINCE GRADUATION: 3 years

VISA: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence is strongly preferred. The program will not sponsor H-1B Visas.


32.Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Program-- PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Richard Pinsker, MD

EMAIL: rpinsker@jhmc.org

LINK: https://jamaicahospital.org/education/residency-program-internal-medicine/

USMLE Score: Candidates who have passed both the USMLE Step I and USMLE Step II on the first attempt and have scores placing them in the above the 50th percentile (Step I > 230; Step II > 240)

YEARS SINCE GRADUATION: 8 years

VISA: No visa sponsorship

LOR: 3

33.St Barnabas Hospital Program(Bronx)---

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Victoria Bengualid, MD

EMAIL: SBHResidency@sbhny.org

LINK: https://www.sbhny.org/healthcare-professionals/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-program/apply/

USMLE Score: Step 1 >245 on 1st attempt, Step 2> 245 on 1st attempt, Step 3 passed before starting residency

YEARS SINCE GRADUATION: 10 years

VISA: H1B + J1 sponsorships

USCE: Not required


34.Interfaith Medical Center Program----

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Mark Adler, MD

EMAIL: madler@interfaithmedical.com

LINK: https://www.interfaithmedical.com/medical-education/applicant-information/index.html

USMLE Score: Pass, no fail attempts

VISA: Looking primarily for applicants with permanent residency ("green card," work authorization, or US citizenship). However, do take and sponsor significant numbers of applicants for H1 visas. Also sponsor a few applicants for J1 visas on a case-by-case basis.

USCE: Do not require US medical experience but a working knowledge of spoken English is necessary and evaluate your spoken English as part of the interview process.

NOTE: You do not need an ECFMG certificate at the time of application but you do need a valid ECFMG certificate in order to either (1) start working as a resident in the hospital or (2) enter the NRMP match.



NEW JERSEY (9)




1.Monmouth Medical Center Program---

Program Director: Margaret H Eng, MD

Email: margaret.h.eng@rwjbh.org

Link:https://www.rwjbh.org/for-healthcare-professionals/medical-education/monmouth-medical-center/internal-medicine-residency/

USMLE SCORES: >230 and must have passed on first attempt, no failed attempts

VISA: Sponsor J-1 visas only. They do not offer H-1, H-1b, J-2, or pending green cards. Non J-1 visa international medical graduates must supply proof of permanent residency (green card) or EAD (employment authorization document)

YSG: Not greater than 6 years

2.Hackensack University Medical Center/Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Program---

Program Director: Tanganyika A Barnes, DO E-mail: kimberly.farrish@ehmchealth.org

Link: https://www.englewoodhealth.org/internal-medicine-residency-program

USMLE SCORES: Minimum Step 1 and Step 2 score of 220

LOR’S: 3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: Sponsor J-1 visas only

YSG: 5 years or less


3.Saint Peter's University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program


Program Director: Nayan K Kothari, MD

Email: ​​cweingart@saintpetersuh.com

Link: https://www.saintpetershcs.com/Graduate-Medical-Education/Internal-Medicine-Residency-Program/Applicant-s-Corner

USMLE SCORES: Passed first attempt, no failed attempts. No minimum score requirement (Mean scores of current residents USMLE Step 1: 237, USMLE Step 2: 237)

USCE: Not required.

LOR’S: 3 letters of recommendation needed

VISA: Sponsor J-1 visas and accept Employee Authorization Document(EAD)

YSG: Preferred to be within the last 5 years, but not required.


4.Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Program---

Email: feurdemi@njms.rutgers.edu

Link: https://njms.rutgers.edu/departments/medicine/internal_medicine/faqs.php

USMLE SCORES: No score requirements

VISA: No visa sponsorship

YSG: <3 years


5.Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Jersey City) Program—

Program Director: Joseph R DePasquale, MD

E-mail: joseph.depasquale@rwjbh.org

Link: https://www.rwjbh.org/for-healthcare-professionals/medical-education/jersey-city-medical-center/internal-medicine-residency/application-requirements/

USMLE SCORES: No minimum scores. But prefer 222 on both Step 1 and Step 2(first attempt).

USCE: Not required

LOR’S: Minimum 3 recommendation letters

VISA: Sponsor Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and J-1 visas only.

YSG: Cutoff on January 1, 2015


6.Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (St Francis) Program---

Program Director: Sara L Wallach, MD

E-mail: swallach@stfrancismedical.org

Link: https://www.stfrancismedical.org/education-programs/internal-medicine-residency/

USMLE SCORES: Minimum Step 1 score: 220; Minimum Step 2 score: 220

LOR’S: 3 letters of recommendation

VISA: Sponsors J-1 visas only

YSG: 5 years or less


7.Atlantic Health (Morristown) Program---

Program Director: Cilian White, MD

Link: https://www.atlantichealth.org/professionals-medical-education/residencies-fellowships/internal-medicine-residency-morristown/application-process.html

USMLE SCORES: Step 1/ Step 2 minimum score of 220

LOR’S: 3 letters of recommendation

VISA: J-1 visa sponsored only

YSG: 5 years or less


8.AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center ---

Program Director: Aileen A Boa-Hocbo, MD

E-mail: aileen.hocbo@atlanticare.org

Link: https://www.atlanticare.org/for-healthcare-professionals/careers/medical-education/internal-medicine-residency/

USMLE SCORES: Passed on first attempt, no failed attempts

LOR’S: 3 letters of recommendation

VISA: No visa sponsorships

YSG: 2019 or later


9.Atlantic Health (Overlook) Program---

Program Director: Karlene Williams, MD

Email: overlook.medicine@atlantichealth.org

Link:https://www.atlantichealth.org/professionals-medical-education/residencies-fellowships/internal-medicine-residency-overlook.html

USMLE SCORES: Minimum 220 Step 1 and Step 2 score

LOR’S: 3 Letters of Recommendation

VISA: Sponsor J-1 only

YSG: 5 years or less

GEORGIA (4)


1.Morehouse School of Medicine Program---

Program Director: Chinedu Ivonye, MD

E-mail: civonye@msm.edu

Link:https://www.msm.edu/Education/GME/IMResidencyProgram/index.php

USMLE SCORES: At least 220 in both Steps

USCE: Not required (For applicants with Gap Years > 2 Years, 6 months USCE is preferred)

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Only J1

YSG: < 5Years


2.Emory University School of Medicine Program---


Program Director: Karen L Law,MD

E-mail: kllaw@emory.edu

Link: http://www.medicine.emory.edu/education/residency/index.cfm

USMLE SCORES: No specific score (but pass on first attempt)

USCE: Recent US clinical experience is strongly recommended (this does not include observerships or research)

LOR’S: 2

VISA: Both J1 and H1B

YSG: < 3 Years


3.Piedmont Athens Regional Program---

Program Director: Catherine Apaloo, MD

E-mail: catherine.apaloo@piedmont.org

Link: https://gme.athenshealth.org/internal-medicine-admissions-and-applications-process/

USMLE SCORES: At least 220 on both steps

USCE: Not mentioned

LOR’S: 2

VISA: Both J1 and H1B

YSG: < 5years


4.Redmond Regional Medical Center ---

Program Director: Daniel Robitshek, MD

E-mail: daniel.robitshek@hcahealthcare.com

Link: http://www.redmondresidency.com/

USMLE SCORES: Step 1 : 218 / Step 2CK : 234

USCE: No mention (website is currently down)

LOR’S: 3

VISA: No Visa Sponsorship (Only accepts US-IMGs)

YSG: < 2 Years





CONNECTICUT (5)

1.Bridgeport Hospital/Yale University Program--

Program Director: David Lobo, MD

E-mail: elsa.riccio@bpthosp.org

Link: https://www.bridgeporthospital.org/medical-professionals/gme/About-GME/How-to-Apply

USMLE SCORES: 240+ on both Steps

USCE: At least three months of U.S. clinical experience for foreign medical graduates

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Both J1 and H1B

YSG < 5Years


2.Griffin Hospital Program--

Program Director: Seema D'Souza, MD

E-mail: mbliga@griffinhealth.org

Link: https://meded.griffinhealth.org/residency-program/apply

USMLE SCORES: 222+ Step 1 / 230+ Step 2CK (First Attempt for both)

USCE: Preferred for IMGs

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Only J1 sponsorship

YSG < 5Years is preferred


3.Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program---

Program Director: Eunice Kang, MD

E-mail: khaleila.thompson@nuvancehealth.org / residencycoordinators@WCHN.org

Link: https://learning.nuvancehealth.org/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-program-at-norwalk-hospital/

USMLE SCORES: 220+ on both Steps

USCE: No mention

LOR’S: No mention

VISA: J1 only

YSG No mention


4.Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine/St VIncent's Medical Center Program--

Program Director: Joseph Mattana, MD

E-mail: mededucation@hhchealth.org

Link: https://stvincents.org/health-professionals/education-research/

USMLE SCORES: 220+ on both steps

USCE: No mention (website is down)

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Both J1 and H1B

YSG Not mentioned






5.Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Waterbury) Program—



Program Director: Ruth E Weissberger, MD

E-mail: mcruz@wtbyhosp.org

Link: https://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/residency/ynhwaterbury/apply/imgrequirements/

USMLE SCORES: 215+ on both Steps

USCE: Not mentioned

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Only J1 sponsorship

YSG < 5 Years


WASHINGTON DC (2)



1.Howard University Program---

Program Director: Daniel Larbi, MD

E-mail: daniel.larbi@howard.edu

Link: 2

USMLE SCORES: No specific score but Pass on the first 2 attempt

USCE: Not mandatory

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Only J1 Sponsorship

YSG No cut-off YOG


2.MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Program---


Program Director: Sailaja Pindiprolu, MD

E-mail: sailaja.pindiprolu@medstar.net / Coordinator : gaitri.tiwari@medstar.net

Link:https://www.medstarhealth.org/education/affiliated-hospitals-2/medstar-washington-hospital-center/internal-medicine-residency-2/applicant-information-19/

USMLE SCORES: No score cut-off but Pass on first attempt

USCE: For international medical graduates, US clinical experience is preferred, but not required.

LOR’S: 3

3VISA: Only J1 Sponsorship

YSG < 5Years


PENNSYLVANIA (9)



1.Abington Memorial Hospital Program--

Program Director: Margot Boigon, MD

Email: margot.boigon@jefferson.edu

Link: https://www.abingtonhealth.org/academic-programs/resident-training-programs/internal-medicine/to-apply/

USMLE SCORES: No requirements. Should have passed in first attempt

USCE: Not mentioned

LOR’S: 3 LOR’s

VISA: Both J1 an H1b

YSG:Not mentioned


2.Reading Hospital Program--

Program Director: Benjamin J Lloyd, MD

E-mail: benjamin.lloyd@towerhealth.org

Link: https://towerhealth.org/academic-affairs/residency-programs/internal-medicine-residency-rh/how-apply

USMLE SCORES: preferably above 220 for Steps 1 and 2 CK, on the first attempt

USCE: US experience is strongly preferred

LOR’S: 3 LOR’s

VISA: Both J1 and H1b

YSG: No cut-off date for graduation from medical school


3.Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Program--

Program Director: Saba Waseem, MD

E-mail: swaseem@conemaugh.org / Coordinator : internalmed@conemaugh.org

Link: https://gme.conemaugh.org/resident-programs/internal-medicine-residency

USMLE SCORES: No specific cut-off score

USCE: At least 1 month

LOR’S: 3

VISA: Only J1 sponsorship

YSG Not Mentioned


4.Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Program

Program Director: Timothy Burke, DO

E-Mail:

Link: https://thewrightcenter.org/graduate-medical-education/application-requirements/

USMLE SCORES: Not specified

USCE: Required

LORs: 3

VISA: The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education accepts applicants who are U. S. Citizens, individuals with permanent resident status and a limited number of individuals requiring J-1 or F-1 OPT (to be selected on a case-by-case basis

YSG: < 5 years

Deadline For application: December 1


5.UPMC Medical Education (McKeesport Hospital) Program

Program Director: Reena Karnik, MD

E-mail: karnikra@upmc.edu

Link:https://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/mckeesport/about/internal-med-residency/apply

USMLE SCORES:scores of 220 or higher

USCE: U.S. clinical experience is desirable

LOR’S: 3LOR’s

VISA: Both J1 and H1b

YSG : Graduation from medical school within 2 to 3 years is desirable


6.UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals Program--

Program Director: John Cinicola, MD

E-mail: jcinicola@pinnaclehealth.org

Link: https://www.upmc.com/campaigns/southcentral-pa/careers/gme/residencies/internal-medicine

USMLE SCORES: Not mentioned

USCE: Must have some USCE

VISA: Sponsor both H1B and J1

YSG: <3 years


7.Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Program--

Program Director: Glenn Eiger, MD

Link: https://www.einstein.edu/education/residency/internal-medicine

USMLE SCORES: no cutoff

USCE: Not required

VISA: Both J1 and H1B

YSG: No cutoff

Contact: Phil Walsh

Residency Program Administrator

Phone: 1-215-456-8520

Fax: 215-455-1933

E-mail: walshp@einstein.edu


8.Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health

System Program—

Program Director: Alex Glaser, MD

Email: Joy.Robinson@uphs.upenn.edu

Link:https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-health-care-professionals/fellowship-and-residency-programs/pennsylvania-hospital-programs/residency-programs/pennsylvania-hospital-department-of-internal-medicine/application

USMLE SCORES: not mentioned

USCE: 6 months or more. USCE is a must

VISA: J1 visa

YSG: 3 years


9.Crozer-Chester Medical Center Program--

Program Director: Ashish V Rana, MD

Email: ccmcdom@crozer.org

Link: https://www.crozerhealth.org/academics/residency-fellowship/internal-medicine-residency-program/how-to-apply/

USMLE SCORES: >205 in first attempt

YSG: Graduation date 2015 or later


•Alabama(1)•

1.Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program--

Program Director: Lisa L. Willett, MD, MACM, FACP

Link: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/imresidency/apply

USMLE SCORES: Step 1>210, Step 2> 220 in first attempt

USCE: Not required, but preferred. Research and observership is not considered.

VISA: sponsors J1

YSG: <5 years










That’s all for now guys. We hope this list helps you in making decisions for the upcoming Match.


We are working on similar lists for every specialty out there, so IMGs can apply to their preferred specialty and more and more IMGs take over residencies in America 🇺🇸

We have put more than 100 hours of work on this list, and hope you find it helpful!!


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This is a group effort by the IMGs for the IMGs because United we stand!

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