Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

How do candidates apply?

We accept applications for both categorical and preliminary positions through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

When is your application submission deadline?

We stop accepting new applications on November 1 of each calendar year.

When will I learn if I have been selected to interview?

Invitations to interview will be sent from September 23 through October 18.

What if I did not receive an invitation to interview?

If you did not receive an invitation to interview by October 18, you may send an application status request to resident.interviews@utsouthwestern.edu

What is your medical school graduation date cutoff?

You must have graduated from medical school within the last five years. Exceptions to this requirement will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

What letters of recommendation do you require from International graduates?

Three letters of recommendation are required. Two of those should be from your medical school. However, if you have U.S. clinical experience, those recommendations are also acceptable.

Do you accept COMLEX scores in lieu of USMLE scores?

Yes, COMLEX scores are accepted in lieu of USMLE scores. 

Do you accept applications outside of the match?

We are an all-in program and will not accept applications outside ERAS or the match.

Do I need U.S. clinical experience?

U.S. clinical experience is not required but it is preferred.

What visas do you support?

We only support J-1 visas.

Where can I find information about the Dallas area?

You can find out a lot about the Dallas area through the Destination DFW catalog.

Whom can I contact if I have further questions?

For specific questions, contact:
Internal Medicine Education staff
Phone: 214-648-2287
resident.interviews@utsouthwestern.edu