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How to Apply

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 30

Our NRMP match codes are as follows:

  • Categorical Program: 1646140C0
  • Preliminary Program: 1646140P0

Application Requirements For All Programs

  • 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, but required prior to starting residency
    • MSPE/Dean’s letter
    • Letters of Recommendation: Minimum 3, Maximum 4.
      • A Department/Chair Letter should be included if the program offers one.
      • A minimum of two (and maximum of three) additional letters of recommendation should be included.

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
  • Successful completion of USMLE Step 1 and Step 2
  • 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.