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NRMP Program Numbers

Categorical Internal Medicine: 1511140C0

Primary Care Internal Medicine: 1511140M0

Internal Medicine/Research Pathway: 1511140C1

Preliminary Internal Medicine: 1511140P0

Application Deadline

Our Application deadline is November 1. Applicants will be notified of interviews via ERAS.

Application Process

Submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Our program is listed in ERAS as University of Rochester/Internal Medicine; within our program you may choose one or more of four tracks:

  • UR Preliminary at Strong Memorial Hospital
  • UR Categorical at Strong Memorial Hospital
  • UR Primary Care at Strong Memorial Hospital 
  • UR Research Pathway at Strong Memorial Hospital

Residents are selected through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Applicants should be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG to apply to our program. We do not accept H1-B visas or applications with “pending permanent residency” status. Successful applicants have all completed medical school graduation within 2 years of application.

Application Requirements

  • The University of Rochester Internal Medicine Residency Program accepts PGY-1 applications only through ERAS®, the Electronic Residency Application Service administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • Within ERAS our program is listed as University of Rochester/Internal Medicine. We offer four tracks: UR Categorical at Strong Memorial, UR Primary Care Track at Strong Memorial, UR Research Pathway at Strong Memorial, and UR Preliminary at Strong Memorial. Please be sure to select the appropriate track(s).
  • We select candidates for PGY1 positions ONLY through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We never offer positions outside the match.
  • We use email as our primary method of communicating with applicants. Please check your email frequently.

Required Supporting Documents

The following items are required as part of your ERAS application

  • Personal statement—This is a brief narrative statement discussing your interest in this particular internship, plans for residency training, and your career goals in medicine.
  • Official medical school transcript .
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter) —Ask your medical school to provide a copy of your MSPE. Must be received through ERAS by November 1st.
  • Letters of recommendation—In addition to an "official department of medicine letter," request at least two letters of recommendation. At least one of these should be from an internal medicine faculty member at your medical school, or faculty from schools where you have taken electives. If no "official departmental letter" is available at your school, request at least three letters of recommendation.
  • A passing USMLE Step 1 score is required prior to interview invitation, and passage of USMLE Step 2 CK is required in order to be ranked. For DO applicants: We find it extremely helpful to compare the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores across all of our applicants, so successful DO applicants have typically completed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK early enough for these to be assessed in their applications.
  • A recent photograph.

Research Pathway Candidates

  • In addition to the above requirements, research pathway applicants' ERAS application 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 research pathway applicant information page.

Interview Information

The selection committee will start reviewing applications on October 21st and will begin sending invitations at the end of October. Interviews will be held from November through January.

This year, due to COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted virtually.

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