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NRMP Program Names and Numbers

Internal Medicine (Categorical): 1511140C0

Medicine-Primary: 1511140M0

Medicine- Primary Care/Rural: 1511140M1

Internal Medicine/Physician Scientist: 1511140C1

Medicine-Preliminary: 1511140P0

Application Deadline

The application deadline for our program is November 1st for our Categorical, Physician Scientist, and Primary Care programs and December 1st for our Preliminary Medicine program. Applicants will be notified of interview invitations via email from ERAS.

Program Options

Our program is listed in ERAS as University of Rochester/Internal Medicine. We offer five training program options with separate NRMP ID numbers (shown on right). You may choose to apply to one or more of our five programs:

  • UR Categorical Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital (main program)
  • UR Primary Care at Strong Memorial Hospital 
  • ​UR Rural Primary Care
  • UR Physician Scientist Training Program at Strong Memorial Hospital
  • UR Preliminary at Strong Memorial Hospital

Application Requirements

  • The University of Rochester Internal Medicine Residency Program accepts PGY-1 applications and supporting documents only through ERAS®, the Electronic Residency Application Service.
  • We select candidates for PGY1 positions only through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We do not offer positions outside the match.
  • Applicants should be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or J-1 visa-sponsored by the ECFMG. We do not accept H1-B visas or applications with “pending permanent residency” status. 
  • Successful applicants have completed medical school graduation within 2 years of application.

Documents Required for All Applicants

To process your application, we require the documents listed below. All of these documents must be submitted electronically before you are invited for an interview

  • Common ERAS application form
  • Official Medical School transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores or confirmation of passage (and Step 2 scores when available). Successful completion of Step 1 with a passing score is required prior to interview invitation, and successful completion of Step 2 with a passing score is required in order to be ranked. This requirement also applies to applicants from Osteopathic medical schools.
  • An official Department of Medicine letter from the chair or a designee (not required for the Preliminary Year Program).
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation from full-time faculty members, with at least one from an internal medicine faculty member at your medical school or at a school where you have taken electives. If no official Department of Medicine letter is available at your medical school, please submit at least three letters of recommendation.
  • MSPE (Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal statement

Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) Candidates

  • In addition to the above requirements, ERAS applications for those applying to the PSTP program must include a detailed letter from a research mentor describing their research and their potential to be an independent researcher in the future.
  • For additional detail about the application process for research pathway applicants please visit the Physician Scientist Training Program applicant information page.

Additional Information for International Medical Graduates

  • Applicants who are international medical graduates must have graduated from a medical school that is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) within the past 2 years.
  • Traditionally, international applicants who have been the most successful in matching into our programs have had prior clinical training in the United States.
  • Applicants must have a complete ERAS file that includes all of the supporting documents listed above.
  • The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program sponsors only J-1 visas for residency applicants who are accepted and meet criteria for those respective visas.

This program is special—I think the balance that Rochester strikes between autonomy and supervision is just right. I consistently felt like program leadership had resident education as its top priority, and people were always ready to support me in my interests. I am now pursuing a career as an academic clinician educator in general medicine. I particularly appreciate the way that the program enthusiastically mentored me as a generalist and provided me with so many role models in general internal medicine—even as I was delighted to see that my colleagues who wanted to sub-specialize successfully matched in their fields."

Former Resident