Updated Application Information for AY2023-2024

Welcome to the George Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program! We will begin viewing applications on or after September 29th, 2021 and will begin sending out invitations in early October. Please be patient as we receive a large number of applications. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at imresprg@gwu.edu.

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We select candidates for PGY1 positions ONLY through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We never offer positions outside the match. We use Thalamus (GME Interview Management Software) to send emails as our primary method of communicating with applicants. Please check your email frequently. Please note that given the current pandemic, all interviews will be virtual

Required Documents for Complete ERAS Application

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)

  • Personal Statement

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation required, 3 preferred - one must be a department letter (SLOE) for all medicine applicants. Preliminary Internal Medicine applicants should provide a clinical letter from an internal medicine faculty member and a clinical LOR from any specialty. 

  • USMLE Scores: We perform a holistic review of applicants. Please note that the majority of our residents score above the national USMLE averages. (All applicants must submit Step 1 and Step 2 scores, including osteopathic applicants).

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    • ** All complete applications must be received by October 21. Because interviews are granted on a rolling basis, we recommend that you submit your complete application as early as possible.**

    • ** Per our GME policy, you must have taken and passed Step 1, Step 2CK before we can rank you on NRMP.  Note: interviews may be offered prior to Step 2 scores being available.** Osteopathic students please see below.

Please see our GME Terms and Conditions.

Due to the large pool of highly qualified applicants, we can only interview a fraction of those who apply.  We carefully review all applications before offering interviews to select applicants.

Osteopathic School Applicants

All applicants are required to take and pass Step 1 and Step 2CK in order for us to rank you for our program.  You do not have to take Step 2 CS if you have taken and passed the COMLEX clinical skills equivalent exam. We cannot accept a COMLEX score for Step 2CK per our GME Department policies. 

International Medical Graduates

In addition to the above requirements

  • We accept J1 visas only. Please see our GME Visa policies.

  • At least 4 weeks of hands-on US clinical experience is required. We encourage applicants to have as much US clinical experience as possible.

  • At least one letter of recommendation (preferably more) MUST be from a US clinician with whom you have worked. As for the Department letter requested for US applicants, we ask that International Medical Graduates try to submit at least one letter from a Department Chair (does not have to be internal medicine).

  • Graduation from medical school within the last 3 years.

  • ECFMG certificate - You do not need to be ECFMG certified prior to applying, but you must be qualified to obtain this certification.

Match Numbers

Please note that on the NRMP website, we have several different match numbers!  After you interview with us, please be sure you select the appropriate one(s) when you make your rank list. Applicants can use more than one match number:

  • Internal Medicine Categorical Program: 1802140C0

  • Internal Medicine Primary Care Track: 1802140M0

  • Medicine-Preliminary Program: 1802140P0

  • Medicine-Preliminary/Neurology - position tied specifically to the GW Neurology Advanced Residency Program: 1802140P3
    **Note that you can also rank our regular Prelim program and we encourage you to do so!**

  • Medicine-Preliminary/Dermatology - position tied specifically to the GW Dermatology Advanced Residency Program: 1802140P4
    **Note that you can also rank our regular Prelim program and we encourage you to do so!**

  • Medicine-Preliminary/Radiology- position tied specifically to the GW Radiology Advanced Residency Program: 1802140P5
    **Note that you can also rank our regular Prelim program and we encourage you to do so!**

In rare instances, some applicants receive scholarship funding from foreign governments or universities.  These applicants will only be considered through our International Medicine Residency Program office. Please see their website for details. These applicants should use the following program rank numbers.

  • Int Med/Sponsored IMG = Internal Medicine Categorical Program through the International Residency Program office. 1802140C1

  • Med Prelim/Sponsored IMG= Preliminary Medicine Program through the International Residency Program office. 1802140P1

  • Med Prelim Neuro/Sponsored IMG = Preliminary Medicine position tied specifically to the GW Neurology Advanced Residency Program through the International Residency Program office.1802140P2