Application Process

Applications are only accepted through ERAS for the categorical, Med-Peds, EMIM and preliminary programs. All positions are only offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

  • 1252140C0 Categorical Internal Medicine (3 years)
  • 1252700C0 Medicine-Pediatrics (4 years)
  • 1252705C0 Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine (5 years)
  • 1252140P0 Preliminary Internal Medicine (1 year)
  • 1252140P1 Med-Prelim/Neurology (1 year) - reserved for those matching to Neurology at the University of Maryland

The following materials must be submitted through ERAS no later than December 20:

  • ERAS application
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • 4 letters of recommendation, preferably including one from the Chair of the Department of Medicine.
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS). We prefer to have your CK scores no later than January 30. If your medical school requires Step 2-CS for graduation, make sure your results return by May 1 so that the start of internship is not delayed.
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph

For other correspondence, you can reach us at umdmed@medicine.umaryland.edu or:

Susan D. Wolfsthal, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Department of Medicine
University of Maryland
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1595

Telephone 410-328-2388
Fax 410-328-0267

Upon review of these materials, you will receive an email informing you if an interview has been granted. Interviews are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from late October through the end of January. Reduced rates at nearby hotels are available.

I M P O R T A N T :  Invitation, confirmation of your interview and other correspondence will be sent via email.  After your interview, you are not obligated to send a thank you note.  Feel free to correspond if you have a specific question about the training program.

If you are applying to the:

  • Categorical or preliminary medicine programs at the University of Maryland, please follow the above instructions.
  • ABIM Research Pathway, include a letter from your research mentor in ERAS. Also complete this Supplemental Application, which will allow you to elaborate on your research interests.
  • Neurology program at the University of Maryland, you can complete your preliminary medicine training either at the University of Maryland or at another institution. Although not required, we strongly encourage you to complete both your PGY-1 year and neurology residency at the University of Maryland.  Click here for more information about the Neurology Program.
    • If you would like to complete your Neurology and Preliminary Medicine training at Maryland, please submit 2 separate ERAS applications - one to the Med-Prelim/Neurology Program and one to the Neurology Program. The Med-Prelim/Neurology Program is reserved for those matching to Neurology at the University of Maryland. These two programs are linked through the NRMP.  If you are invited to interview with Neurology, you will meet with the Director of the Internal Medicine Preliminary Program on the day of your Neurology interview. You do not need a formal interview with the Department of Medicine. 
    • If you would like to complete your Neurology at Maryland and your Preliminary Medicine training at another institution, please submit your ERAS application to the Neurology program only. If invited, you will only interview with the Department of Neurology.
    • If you are applying to Neurology at another institution and would like to apply to our Preliminary Internal Medicine program, please submit an application through ERAS to Preliminary Internal Medicine. If invited, you will interview with the Department of Medicine.
  • Med-Peds program, please follow the instructions under Med-Peds.
  • EMIM program, please follow the instructions under EMIM.
  • Preliminary medicine program at Mercy Medical Center, you must send them a separate ERAS application. See Mercy Medical Center for more information.

Visas for Residency Training

  • The University of Maryland Medical Center only accepts a J-1 visa for residency training.
  • H1B and F1 visas are not accepted. 
  • Sponsorship guidelines require all applicants accepted into the program to convert to a J1 visa prior to starting their training with UMMC.

If you are an International Medical Graduate, please note the following requirements. Further information about visas is available on our GME web site.

  • Valid ECFMG certificate, including successful completion of the CSA.
  • The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) adheres to the standards and guidelines for the employment of non-immigrants as established by federal immigration laws and the U.S. Department of Labor. UMMC will hire only U.S. citizens and non-citizens that are authorized for employment. Non-immigrant alien residents or fellows will be sponsored under the J-1 visas program. H-1B and F1 visas are not considered appropriate visas for residents or fellows.
  • Completion of a minimum of 4 months of active clinical experience in a US or Canadian medical school prior to November. Clinical observerships do not fulfill this requirement.
  • Although specific minimum USMLE scores are not required for the residency program, it is highly desirable to have USMLE scores over 225 (step 1) and 235 (step 2) for all applicants. Applicants who have failed any USMLE step will not be granted interviews.

If you are an Osteopathic Medical Student, we require USMLE Step 1 scores to be considered for an interview. USMLE Step 2 scores should be submitted no later than February 1. COMLEX alone does not meet this requirement.

For applicants with questions about disabilities and similar issues, please see the GME Technical Standards Policy.


This page was last updated: August 10, 2014

         
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