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Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine training programs at Temple University Hospital. We accept applications for the following programs: A 3-year Categorical Internal Medicine Residency and a 1-year Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency.  If you are interested in our Primary Care Program, click here for more information.  We have outlined our application process below.  If you have any questions along the way, please contact one of our administrators.

All first year positions are filled through participation in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through the Association of American Medical College (AAMC).  

ERAS Application Deadline: November 15

Our NRMP match codes are as follows:

  • Categorical Program: 1646140C0
  • Preliminary Program: 1646140P0
  • Internal Medicine/Sabbath Observed: 1646140C2

Participating in the 2023 Supplemental ERAS Application

Application Requirements For All Programs

COVID-19 has impacted medical schools to different levels and at different times.  In order to provide a more equitable interview process for all applicants, we have adopted the guidance provided by the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine regarding interview requirements.

  • Apply through ERAS
  • Include:
    • Medical School Transcript
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Personal Statement
    • USMLE Scores
      • Step 1: Required for application
      • Step 2 CK and CS: Not required for application.
    • MSPE/Dean’s letter
    • Letters of Recommendation: Minimum 2, Maximum 4. 
      • Categorical Applicants: One clinical letter from an internal medicine faculty member (includes subspecialties of IM) and a Department of Medicine Summary Letter of Evaluation (also known as a Chair Letter or Departmental Letter).  Up to two additional letters will be considered.
      • Preliminary Year Applicants: One clinical letter from an internal medicine faculty member (includes subspecialties of IM) and an additional clinical letter from any specialty.  Up to two additional letters will be considered.

International Medical School Graduate Requirements

Application Requirements (in addition to the above requirements):

  • Documentation of graduation or expected graduation from an ECFMG-certified medical school
  • Rotation at an Academic Medical Center (preferably in the United States)
  • Visa Requirements:
    • J-1 and H1-B visas can be sponsored

Osteopathic Medical School Applicants:

Application Requirements: same as for allopathic medical school applicants, except:

  • COMLEX Scores may be submitted and will be taken into consideration.  Although most osteopathic applicants choose to take both COMLEX and USMLE exams, we will accept either or both exams for residency application.  Those interested in future fellowships are strongly encouraged to take the USMLE exams.

Additional Requirements for Tracks

Interview and Selection Procedure

Selection for interviews is a competitive process; we receive thousands of applications to our residency program each year! Although USMLE scores are taken into consideration, we view this as one component of an applicant’s entire application.

  • Interviews take place from October through January.
  • If invited for interview, you will be notified via the email address you supplied through ERAS.

For more information about the interview process, please visit the Interview page.


Supplemental ERAS Information

Based on the AAMC’s recommendation, for the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will allow all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants who choose to do so will also be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information collected will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and can be completed between September 1-30. It is not required, those who do not use the supplemental ERAS application will still be considered.

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