Applying for Residency

Applications are only accepted through Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS), September 15 through December 1. Any application received outside of ERAS will NOT be considered. Invitations are only extended through ERAS once all of the required application documents have been received from the candidate. Our interview season is early October through the middle of January.

During the interview process, you will meet with several faculty and house staff, and will attend departmental conferences.

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

The following are the NRMP numbers for the specific programs:

Categorical Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine/Funded Int'l (Institutional/government contracts only)


Please indicate on your ERAS application the program(s) to which you intend to apply.

Residency Application Criteria and Information

  1. Highest priority is given to graduates of LCME-accredited medical schools. 
  2. To be eligible for selection, applicants must apply via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by December 1st and must enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). No applications are accepted or reviewed outside of these sites. 
  3. Our institution only sponsors J-1 visas. We do not sponsor H-1b visas.
  4. All applicants must have three letters of recommendation.
  5. All applicants should be within four years of graduation from medical school at the time of Match.
  6. All applicants must have proof of passing scores on Step 1, Step 2C CK, and Step 2 CS. We do not have a minimum passing score requirement for the USMLE and COMPLEX exams.
  7. International Medical Graduates must provide proof of ECFMG eligibility for a J-1 visa by the time of interview and must be certified by the time of ranking in the NRMP.
  8. All applicants are encouraged to have a minimum of three months of US Clinical experience. This is NOT a requirement, but is highly recommended. 
  9. Selection for interview is based on all of the following; performance on USMLE/COMLEX, grades in preclinical or clinical courses, letters of recommendation, communication skills and personal qualities.
  10. The Department does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
  11. Interviewing is conducted early October through the middle of January.
  12. Applications are accepted through ERAS September 15th through December 1st.
  13. We do not offer prematch, outside matches or preliminary positions. However, West Virginia University School of Medicine does offer a Transitional Year Program. You may obtain further information on the WVU School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Education webpage;
  14. Our program has approximately 24 positions for the intern year.